Hi there!

It has been a bit of time since we connected last.

I decided to give myself a technology break last week. I finished my school year on June 30 and went straight into Canada Day and a few days away from the city.

It isn’t until after the first week of our time off in summer that I realize how mentally exhausted I am. I love every minute I spend with my students and fail to recognize the impact it has until there’s some time away.

However, I feel recharged and ready to start preparing for the upcoming school year in whatever method we use. …


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Hi there!

I hope you’re all enjoying the first few official days of summer.

We are preparing for our grad ceremonies this week. Our students will participate in a social-distance convocation where they’ll have a chance to receive their diploma in front of select family and friends.

Because we’ve been so busy handling the logistics of this, I don’t have any self-promotion for this week. If you missed last week’s issue, click here to check out my interviews with Tim Cavey of Teachers on Fire and Mike Macfadden.

Something I am pondering this week is the true role of educators. Are we still a source of knowledge, or are we simply a tool to motivate students to learn things they can learn at home for free? …


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Greetings from the second last day of the school year in Manitoba.

It has been a bittersweet week for me.

I am in the process of preparing my classroom for next year for whatever reality we will walk into. Regardless of whether we are physically or virtually present, I am grateful to be able to connect with students again.

We also said goodbye to our grads this past week. We ran a physical convocation where students received their diplomas from family members. It was the first time I’ve seen many of them in person in 3 months. …


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Hello!

I hope everyone is settling into their summer routines. We are into the last 2 weeks here working with students, completing report cards, and doing some professional development for the next school year.

Before I get into the five takeaways from the past week, I want to share with you a couple of things I’ve done:

  1. I had the opportunity to speak with Tim Cavey of the Teachers on Fire podcast on his Instagram Live this week. Our 20-minute conversation covers a variety of education-related topics and a brief discussion on the recent BLM protests. …


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Hello!

I hope you’re all keeping well.

In Manitoba, we are finishing our school year back in the classroom. We are lucky to be a “flyover” province with few international flights departing and arriving from our airport. This lead to a low active case number of COVID-19, meaning a lot of restrictions have been lifted.

I’ve been grateful to connect with a few students, but it is not the same as it should be.

Before I get into some of the things I found this week, I want to share with you a conversation I had with another business teacher, Mike Macfadden. …


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Hi there!

I hope you’re all healthy and staying safe in the trying times we are in.

Even though we are wrapping up our school years, I still plan to help you build up your resources for the upcoming groups we are lucky to teach.

I believe the following will connect with your subjects. They can be great discussion points to start a new course to shift their perspective or help them understand what is coming.

Let’s get right into it.

The Best Biz Takeaways This Week

Joe Rogan’s Spotify Deal

The battle for podcast supremacy is underway, and Spotify is trying to gain an early lead.

They’ve already made previous deals with The Ringer and Gimlet, but their most recent acquisition could be a tipping point. …


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Hi there!

Welcome to the first edition of Teach Business Today.

I’ve recently rebranded Senior High Hustle to SeanHopps.com. The blog content is all there, but I’ve added a few new goodies:

Because you signed up for blog updates on Senior High Hustle, you’ve been automatically added onto my newsletter mailing list.

Every Monday, I will send you some of the coolest things I find that you can implement in your classroom. You don’t have to be a business teacher to use these. I plan to explain the ways that each can be used in any content area. …


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Sometimes getting the right Google Meet extensions can be life-changing. Especially for a teacher.

Google Meet is a secure video conferencing tool that comes with their G Suite and G Suite for Education. They can hold up to 250 participants in a secure meeting and can allow participants to join using a computer, tablet, or phone through the app or call-in feature. Additionally, Google Meet Enterprise (which is free until July 30, 2020) allows the room creator to record the meeting, which automatically downloads into their Google Drive at the end.

If you’re like me, you’ve been living on Google Meet for the past month trying to connect with your students and staff. Video lessons, small group activities, check-ins, office hours, and staff meetings are happening daily on Google Meet. …


personal branding for high school students
personal branding for high school students
Austin Chan: Unsplash

Personal branding is just as important to a high school student as their education.

How about some easier questions. Who are you? What are you known for? What do you have to offer?

These three questions may seem easier to answer than the first. Now, imagine you do not have the ability to answer them in a face-to-face environment. How do you get these answers out to the people that need to know them?

In reality, it is tough to accomplish this. It takes time and effort to be able to make your name recognizable and to show people why you are the best person for a specific role. …


high school side hustles — phone displaying hustle on screen
high school side hustles — phone displaying hustle on screen
Fernando Hernandez: Unsplash

Creating a side hustle does not require you to be a minimum age. So why can’t young entrepreneurs be as successful as adults?

Making extra money can be a great way to buy the items you want, invest it to make it grow, or save for big purchases in the future.

Starting a side hustle can be a great way to make this happen. Not only can you make extra money, but you will learn a lot about yourself in the process.

Growing up, side hustle businesses were always run by people older than me. As a high school student, I saw some of the adults around me creating side hustles. However, few my age did this. We did talk about it in some of my classes. …

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Sean Hopps

Business teacher & writer. I help others develop more innovative teaching methods to build a better classroom. Find me at www.seanhopps.com or @seanhopps

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