This website started as a joke.

Once upon a time, a friend took a teaching job far, far away. It was a place where teachers don’t get paid much above minimum wage.

It didn’t take long before she started to go broke. I wanted to cheer her up. So, I started writing posts like “Best Places to Steal Pens for Your Classroom” and “How to eat for free.” 

Before long, other teachers wanted to see where to steal pens and eat for free, so I built this website.

But then I realized something… Being a broke teacher is not a joke.

…and I was one, too.

Turns out, The Broke Teacher Project wasn’t about cheering up a broke teacher. It was about NOT being broke, about seeing and stopping teacher “broke teacher behaviors” and living the life we all dream. 

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE BROKE TO BE A TEACHER.

In fact, teachers shouldn’t be. 

So, I wrote this book. Together, we can put an end to the “broke teacher.”

It’s important. I hope you’ll join me.