To New Teachers, With Love

So the advice giveaway is over, and we have a winner!

It’s Heather!!! Message me your address on Facebook so I can send you your gift card!  🙂

THANK YOU to all of you who contributed; we are only as strong as the sum of our parts. I appreciate you with my big appreciative heart.

New teachers, this year you’ll be faced with a thousand decisions to make on the spot.

It will be the most difficult thing you’ll ever do if you do it well.

You might cry, but you don’t necessarily have to.

Ask for help, be a sponge, learn from everything. We believe in you. 



Gift Card Giveaway!!: Advice to First Year Teachers: I need YOU, Teachers!

Hey ya’ll! I’ve shared things about what I’ve learned about my earlier years of teaching in the past, but alas I am still a babe when it comes to experience. It would be boring if I just wrote another one by myself for this year. I’m going to write a post of collected advice from anyone I can get my hands on (that sounded creepy) to share with new teachers at the beginning of this year. I will credit each and every one of your lovely faces.


Everyone who responds will be put in a raffle to win a 20 dollar Visa gift card to spend on anything you please to prep for the school year!!! (wine, anyone?) You may only enter once, but feel free to give a couple or a few pieces of advice if you are just that sage.

Whom I need: Anyone who has taught for at least a year, anywhere! Even at the college level.

What I need: A piece of advice in 1-3 sentences. If you have a link to more detailed advice, include it!

Extras: If you are so inclined, leave your name or screen name. Also please leave your blog website too, if you have one, and I will link it! Twitter handles are great too.

Deadline: August 10th, 2015

How you can give this to me: Comment on my facebook page (and like it while you’re there, plz), comment on this blog, or tweet to @Shannasclass

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR TEACHER COMRADES. I only have such a reach on my own, and I would like to pool as many people as possible.

Example: “If there’s one thing I wish I would have known during my first year, it would be this: don’t forget to shower.” 



I’m so excited to hear from everyone! I’m this excited: