Have you noticed the rise of the teacherlebrity (teacher "celebrity"), particularly on Instagram over the past few years? There is so much amazing content being shared online that is so inspirational, but I've also noticed that it's having a detrimental effect on some new teachers in particular. In this episode I share with you my thoughts on this new phenomenon and tips on mindset to keep ourselves grounded.
Recently I’ve been tackling a lot of the commonly asked questions on from a survey I sent out to my email subscribers a few weeks ago - this one was the highest requested with over 70% of you relating to the problem of dealing with an overflowing workload.
I hear you, I’m there with you and an overflowing workload is something all of us have to deal with. There are many factors that can affect workload including what stage of your career you are in, what kind of school you’re in, how long you’ve been there etc.
But something that can help is to consider that perhaps it's not all about the load but how you carry it? I know that quote can cause feelings of discomfort as it forces us to take some responsibility instead of just moaning about how things are, but I‘ve found there is some truth to it and in this episode you will learn some secret skills I use to help manage an overflowing workload!
Job hunting can be tough! Maybe you've been looking and trying for a long time and you're getting frustrated. Maybe you're starting to wonder why you're even bothering anymore and you should just accept that this is the best you can do.
If that sounds like you - wait! I believe anything is possible and you deserve your dream teaching job. It could be that just with some minor adjustments you could ace your next interview. Listen in to today's episode to see whether you may be sabotaging your own job hunt by doing 6 of these common mistakes and learn how you can correct them!
Teaching is hard, that’s for sure. But there are some people who find so much of the job a struggle. If that sounds like you, fear not as I have a reason why and a fun idea for how to resolve it!
What makes you a successful teacher, all comes down to the habits that you consistently do. Habits can be the making of you or the breaking of you, so make an effort to choose the right ones. Listen to this episode to learn 20 habits of highly successful teachers - see which ones you already do and gain some ideas for habits you want to pick up this year!
Happy 2019! We made it to a brand new year with lots of brand new opportunities ahead of us. If you've taken the time to reflect on what you want for this upcoming year, I am willing to bet that being happy is up there on your list. After all, isn't that what all our goals are ultimately hopefully leading us to anyway? Fortunately you don't have to wait until the end of 2019 to achieve happiness - you can be happy in an instant with these 5 ideas you will learn in this episode!
You know those moments when you feel like you just can't teach another day? Everything just starts feeling a bit much and you don't know how to keep going. You're not alone! In this episode I talk you through how to work through days like this with one quick but powerful mindset shift, so you can continue to teach on and teach strong every day!
In the Teach On, Teach Strong podcast, you've heard some truth bombs about the myths around 'burnout' and 'work / life balance' and how we're setting ourselves up for failure by using and believing these terms. This episode is another hard hitting episode, all about the issues with 'time management'. You can't manage time, you can only manage yourself. Listen to this episode to learn how you can take back control and get on top of your teacher life!
Happy thanksgiving! This is the third and final part of the teacher gratitude challenge. Up to this point we've been looking inside ourselves to be thankful for our own teacher lives, but in this episode we delve into how showing gratitude towards others can actually have an even greater effect that can live on long after your words or gestures have been given. To give to others is truly the best give you can give yourself.
This is part 2 of the 3 part Thankfulness series in the countdown to Thanksgiving for teachers! Gratitude is the antidote to misery, so in this episode we look at 26 things you can be thankful for, specifically in your teaching life! Make sure you download the printable freebie as well so you can record these and pin them up somewhere to remind you to stay grateful and happy.
This is a 3 part series on the lead up to Thanksgiving, focusing on all things gratitude! In this episode you will learn how to find the good in all the challenges you go through as a teacher and in turn, will learn the skills needed in order to remain resilient to keep teaching on and teaching strong!
Lesson observations can cause a wave of negative emotions among us teachers. No one likes the feeling of being judged on their craft, but there are ways you can put a positive spin on them and get the most out of the experience of lesson observations. Listen to today's episode to learn how!
If you're a teacher who has been struggling to find "work / life balance" and feel like you just can't get the hang of it, then this episode is for you. You will learn that it's not your fault - this whole phrase is a lie! Listen to today's episode to hear what I think the problem is with "work / life balance" and the truth about what you can do to solve it once and for all!
Are you frustrated with your admin or colleagues for not acknowledging or appreciating all the hard work you've been putting in at school? Are you still waiting for that pat on the back? I hate to be the one to tell you this, but you may be waiting a long time... In today's episode we look at how you can shift your mindset to become fully self sufficient that you never need their validation or acknowledgment again!
As teachers, sometimes we can't help not taking bags home: we have marking, lesson planning and so much other paperwork that we don't have time for during the school day. But there's no reason for you to be taking emotional baggage home too. There's no need to torment yourself and relive the day's negative experiences when you get home. Today's episode will help you with strategies to feel happier when you get home and give yourself permission to know you've done your best.
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