How to Emotionally Handle Retirement

Where did the time go? It seems like only yesterday that you were a recent college graduate and a young educator ready to make a difference. You have since taught hundreds of lessons, poured over countless tests and worked tirelessly to help young people learn. And now, you are considering retirement. That thought can be unnerving. If you have planned properly, your  financial...
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How to Be Happy in Retirement

Retirement is an exciting time – a great anticipation of well-earned “me time”. You have spent decades working for others and serving your profession. You deserve this chance to focus on what really makes you happy the rest of your life. However, retirement can be a greater challenge than expected - especially mentally. You might miss your colleagues and the daily...
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Ideas for Volunteering After You Retire

You have decided to pay it forward. Maybe a nonprofit or religious organization made a difference in your life, and you want to help others. Maybe you felt a void in your life after retiring and need a sense of purpose. Maybe you want to make your community a better place to live, work or play. Whatever your reason, volunteering your time can be a personally fulfilling experience....
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How Can I Advocate for Public Education

Many people want high-quality public education for all, but don't know how to support and advocate for it. Educators, parents, and community members must be empowered to act and speak out for public education. If you are a school administrator or educator, feel free to share this list on your website, in your classroom newsletters, and on your school's website. By giving specific steps to...
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