The end of 2018 is in sight and teachers around the world are exhausted and so ready to crash! But before you do, in order to end the year on a high and make sure you are in a strong position when you go back to school in January, there are some things you can do. Listen to this episode to hear 5 things you can do this week to end 2018 on a high!
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!
Grading is a teacher's biggest time suck, but it's a task that is absolutely fundamental to being an effective teacher so it just has to get done! Fortunately in this day and age, technology can be a wonderful aid to help us speed this process along quite significantly. In this episode, you will learn some of top tips with how to speed up your grading and data analysis using technology!
Ever feel overwhelmed with all the resources you have to organise and store? Well that feeling can be exasperated when it comes to changing what you teach, whether that’s subjects or grade levels. There are some tips and tricks to making the transition smooth and keeping your resources organised, so stay tuned to find out more!
Do you ever feel like you’re trying to do so many things that you always feel like you’re chasing your tail trying to keep up? There is just always so much to do as a teacher, so in this episode we’re going to be talking all about practical things you can do to get ahead and save yourself some time in the long run!
Your time is the most valuable resource you have because once it’s gone, you can’t ever get it back. Now be honest with yourself, how much of it are you wasting? In this episode we’re going to touch on how investing in organising can “earn” or save you time in the long run.
How do you know if you’re super organised? Is a perfect classroom? A pretty planner? So many to do lists? A fancy digital system that syncs your phone with your laptop and Google Classroom? They might be systems for organisation but they are not signs of being organised. If you have ever struggled with being organised and wondered how those other people do it, I’ll give you a hint, it’s nothing to do with being naturally born with the organisation gene. Listen in as you are going to get so much value from this episode!
How do you handle it when last minute tasks dropped are on you despite having a full day of teaching to contend with? Very few people comprehend how busy our days are as teachers, and can’t understand why we’re not able to respond to emails within seconds or answer our phones during the day… Um, we’re teaching people, hello?! So how do some people do it? How do they seem to bat these balls back like the Williams sisters, making it look so effortless while others are tripping and falling trying to dive for all the balls coming at them at once? There is a trick to it: keep listening to find out!
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”!
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!
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 when you lose your "mojo"? You know, when you've gone from being a productive superhero to suddenly feeling like you want to sleep on a pile of books you should be grading...
In this episode I explain why this is a common problem for us ladies and how we can not only get through this sometimes debilitating feeling, but use it's inevitability to actually keep us teaching on and teaching strong every day!
Would you say that most days you feel that the day controls you more than you control the day?
Do you ever let your circumstances affect how you feel or what you say and do?
Does the world around you affect you on the inside?
Do you want to know how you can control your day?
Keep listening to find out some secret psychology tricks that will give you the power you need to control your emotions to keep you teaching on and teaching strong every day!
How comfortable are you saying "no" to things at work that you know are not right for you take on at this time? Do you get uneasy? Feel obliged? Struggle with putting you first? You're definitely not alone. Teachers are easy targets to take advantage of because we know how to get things done when all the odds are against us! But that doesn't mean that we should do it all. In today's episode we'll cover:
So I have a question for you… Are you tired? Do you always endeavor to give your students 100%? Do you ever miss out on lunch as you're too busy running around doing things for others….? Are you feeling like there’s barely any enough time for you? You’re definitely not alone! As teachers, we are natural givers. We give so much of ourselves though that eventually we snap - anxiety, sickness, breakdowns… they’re all signs of our bodies saying we’ve pushed things too far and we need to look after ourselves.
In today’s episode we’re talking all about self-care for us teachers. You will learn:
So listen to today's episode to learn effective ways that you can continue to teach on and teach strong every day and be the best teacher you can be:
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The Teach On, Teach Strong Podcast is all about providing FREE personal development for teachers!
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