Advice for teachers for back-to-school

Yes, it’s that time already – time to start thinking about going back to school.  I know your emotions are ranging all the way from “I’m so excited to start a new year” to “Are you kidding me summer’s almost over?” So while you should definitely enjoy the time you have before school starts, I also want to help you start getting your brain in gear to have the best start of school yet.

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should you keep teaching after you start a family?

As many of you know, when I gave birth to my son almost two years ago, I stepped away from the classroom to stay home and raise him (and his soon-to arrive sister!) I know that God wanted me to stop teaching and that He has a special plan for this season of my life. But God’s plans are not the same for everyone. I’ve recently met Elizabeth Chapman who blogs at Teaching Sam and Scout. Her situation is similar to mine in that she is also raising her young son. Yet, she felt led to continue teaching through this season. Today we are pleased to exchange posts to provide both perspectives to our readers. You can read my thoughts on why I chose to stay home here (and for more of my story, check out my post Yes, You Can Be a Stay at Home Mom (Even If You Don’t Think You Can Afford It.)

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