Are you enjoying teaching every day? Would you say you are your truest self in the classroom or are you more concerned with behaviour management and effectively finding yourself being more of a micromanager or drill sergeant that you barely recognise yourself any more?! If you find you’re not enjoying teaching as much these days and want to know how to relax and have more fun, this episode is for you!
Do you ever feel guilty for taking time off as a teacher? Do you ever push yourself to breaking point and have the belief that a good teacher needs to burn their candle to light up others’? If that sounds familiar to you, you are not alone; this type of thinking and attitude many teachers are fostering is not doing our profession any good in the long run. It’s time to put you first for once, you are more than worth it.
Teacher besties can make life at school so much brighter! They are there for you as a shoulder to cry on, someone to cheer you up, help you out when your room looks like a tornado hit it, cover your class while you run to the loo, have a gossip with, vent with you about that frustrating parent or student, brainstorm teaching ideas with, bring you a cup of tea and chocolate after a rough day and just be someone guaranteed to give you a smile. Teacher besties make the world go round, so listen to today’s episode for my top tips in helping you form positive relationships with your co-workers!
When was the last time you took broke out of your comfort zone and did something to challenge yourself and take a shot at making your life better? Too many of us are terrified to take that leap and so we remain in our comfort zone where things are fine but nothing terribly exciting ever happens. Sometimes our comfort zone isn’t even a good place to be but it’s familiar to us so we stay. If that sounds like you and you need a nudge to do progress to the next level, you need to listen to this episode!
Have you ever looked at other educators and wondered “how on earth are they doing it all? Where do they get the energy, the passion, the drive and the time to do all this? Is there something wrong with me if I can’t even keep on top of planning my lessons let alone doing all the other stuff?!” Then this episode is especially for you. Keep listening to find out the secret to being able to “do it all”!
Have you been having some crappy days of late? Don't worry, it's totally normal and the beauty is, a bad day today does not have to mean a bad day tomorrow. Keep listening to discover the power you have within yourself to transform your life every single day!
Have you ever had such a bad day that you’ve actually reconsidered your whole career choice? It’s ok to admit it and trust me, you’re not alone. But it only becomes a problem when a bad day becomes a chronic thing leaving you resenting being a teacher. That’s not what we want, we want you to teach on and teach strong! In order to do that, you need to have strategies in place to help you recover from a bad day quickly so that it doesn’t build up into long term resentment. Keep listening to hear 7 tips that will help you do that!
Do you often find yourself looking forward waiting for the end of the day or end of the week? Of course we want to look forward to what is ahead for us, but when it becomes an issue is when we’re so desperate for that time to come that we end up wishing our life away to get there. In today’s episode we’ll discuss how to avoid this pitfall and how we can be grateful where we are in the moment, even if it’s not where we’d rather be.
One of the secrets to being a better teacher and maintaining your enthusiasm for it, is coming up with creative teaching ideas! It keeps things fresh and enjoyable for both you and your students and can be a key ingredient in reinvigorating your love for teaching and learning. So whether you’re still teaching right now and are looking for new and fun ideas to keep the kids engaged, or whether you’re done for the year and are finding you have the creative space to think about your classroom for the next school year, today’s episode will help you come up with your own creative teaching ideas.
And it’s important to point out that I’m not talking about stalking Pinterest or being inspired by other teaching resources already out there, I’m talking about how you can be innovative and think of something new and original to bring to the classroom table!
Are you a worrier? Do you often think of the worst case scenario and drive yourself crazy? Our imaginations are powerful things but fortunately we do have power over them and we can choose to use them for our good or for our demise. Listen to today's episode to learn now to become less of a worrier and more of a warrior!
Many of you currently are approaching your long summer off (if you’re not already there!). It’s a great chunk of time that is well-earned… but it can go by in such a flash. Today I answer one of your emails and give you my top tips for how to make the most of your summer break
At some point, we’re going to be caught in an awkward conversation that makes us feel uncomfortable or we’re going to be surrounded by negative people who are trying to bring us down. In these situations, we can either go down with the ship and get sucked into the darkness, or we can make a choice to be the light instead. Listen to this episode for some tips on how you can avoid negativity and help inspire others to also do the same!
Being organised is not a gift. It is not a special talent and it is not a specific type of person that can be organised. I never used to be particularly organised in my youth, but a few years into my teaching I became addicted and now I am known for having a pristine classroom! People often ask me how I do it, where I find the energy and will to keep it so organised and although they wish they could do it, they believe they’re not "that type of person". Well, if that sounds like you too, let me tell you it’s a myth. Anyone can do it and I have 4 easy steps you can take to keeping your space organised too!
What do you do teach for? I know when asked this question everyone will say “I do it for the kids!” but sadly, people’s actions can sometimes say something else… This episode will help you put things into perspective and keep your focus on the things that really matter to ensure you can stick with teaching for the long haul.
Rude co-workers. We all have to deal with them at some point, but how can we do it tactfully and with class? Keep listening to find out!
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The Teach On, Teach Strong Podcast is all about providing FREE personal development for teachers!
Firstly let's put this out there:
I am not a guru. I am not a life coach. I AM A TEACHER just like you - sharing lessons I am learning in my teaching journey.
Why I started this podcast: Success can be broken down into 20% skill and 80% mindset. We have plenty of support for professional development (20% skill) but I've found that support for personal development (80% mindset), is lacking for us teachers - UNTIL NOW!
This podcast is a movement I've started to support teachers, and my sole aim is to help you succeed in teaching by developing your personal mindset, so you can be the best teacher you can be!
Tune in every Sunday and Wednesday, and listen to a fellow teacher, who still teaches full time just like you, share with you free personal development tools to enable you to teach on and teach strong every day, and continue to make a difference to the lives of young children.