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Double Up Your Side Hustle

Having a business or side hustle can be lonely and intimidating at times. Many of us find ourselves looking for a win, any win, to give us momentum to keep going. When I first started, that’s how I felt often. I would need one sale, one phone call, or one acceptance to present at aContinue reading “Double Up Your Side Hustle”

Teaching with Think-Alouds

I am always up to try a new teaching strategy. However, I tested the think aloud strategy completely on accident! I had heard the strategy before, but it really came to life in this one situation… I was in the middle of teaching a short story, when administration walked into my room with a brandContinue reading “Teaching with Think-Alouds”

3 Tips for Teachers After a Break

Ever take a holiday break, then come back to work feeling even worse? It’s more common than you might think for teachers. Nothing will remind you of all of the factors of your job that burn you out, more than not having to deal with them for a week or a few days. The breakContinue reading “3 Tips for Teachers After a Break”

3 Lessons from Small Business Saturday

3 years ago, I was able to celebrate Small Business Saturday for the first time as a participant. Academic Mindset was new and super small, but we were ready to move forward. The lessons I learned from my first Small Business Saturday still stick with me today. 1) Be Bold I was so afraid toContinue reading “3 Lessons from Small Business Saturday”

The Starting Point of Burnout

Burnout is the hot topic in education right now! (sorry for the bad pun, I can never help myself) It is commonly mentioned alongside symptoms like exhaustion, isolation, or depression. None of these are the starting point of burnout, however. When an educator begins to feel that exhaustion and the mental drain of overwork, itContinue reading “The Starting Point of Burnout”

5 Tips to Maximize Success as a Teacher

We all know this profession is not easy peasy lemon squeezy like folks outside of education suggest. But even if it is difficult difficult lemon difficult, there are still things we can do to maximize our success. Here are 5 tips to ensure you get the most out of your teaching day, every day! 1)Continue reading “5 Tips to Maximize Success as a Teacher”

Analysis Paralysis – Are You Stuck at the Start?

The start is the stop for most. That’s why I always recommend coaching, mentorship, and other products like this that will help entrepreneurs dive into action. But why do we get stuck? How can we have so many great side hustle ideas and so little action behind it. Enter Analysis Paralysis Anyone who has startedContinue reading “Analysis Paralysis – Are You Stuck at the Start?”

Student Choice Leads to…

As a new teacher, I was nervous about giving too much choice to students. I had way too many mentors and more experienced teachers tell me to be the dictator of my class, allow no choice, and demand their compliance. I didn’t believe in that methodology, but the idea of giving classroom power to studentsContinue reading “Student Choice Leads to…”