Hi! We’re Colin and Michelle. Let’s make teaching less stressful, more fulfilling, and fun.
We’re high school teachers who want to help you have a successful teaching career by re-connecting you with the joy of teaching, and showing you how to make a impact for your students without feeling overwhelmed or guilty.
Our weekly podcast shows you how to:
- Stress less: classroom management, self-care, having fun in your classroom
- Save time: lesson planning resources, quick marking strategies
- Be creative: hooks, brain breaks, inspiring activities, community-building games
- Feel confident in your classroom: frameworks, scripts, and scenarios to get you prepared, relaxed, and ready
These strategies have been classroom-tested and are simple enough that you can to start trying them out in your classroom right away.
Ready? Let’s get started right now:
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You’ll also get an immediate download of our Teacher Tactics 5×5 Starter Kit, a 15-page guide containing our 25 favorite strategies for the things that matter most: how to cut marking time in half (while still giving descriptive feedback), how to positively deal with difficult students, creative and customizable lesson hooks and openers, 2-minute activities to calm and re-focus your class, and simple self-care tactics to avoid burn-out.
About Colin and Michelle
We’re high school teachers who want to help you improve your teaching practice. We’ve been there, and we want to show you what works, so you can re-connect with why you decided to become a teacher, and be successful in your classroom without feeling overwhelmed.
Check out our weekly podcast, download our 15-page Starter Kit packed with our favorite teaching strategies, or find out a little bit more about us. (Spoiler: when we’re not teaching, we’ve sung educational music videos, written textbooks, photographed weddings, and played a lot of ultimate frisbee.)