A lot of us teachers can relate to the internal struggle of taking sick days. Many of us have big issues around knowing that there is so much we are responsible for and not wanting to let our classes down or have colleagues have to cover our lessons. It’s during times like these when we realise just how important we are and how much lies on our shoulders! Sometimes though, it’s not healthy to push yourself to go in and this episode will give you the pep talk that you, and I, need to do what is best.
Technology is a fantastic tool that enhances our lives in so many ways, however, sometimes we need to make sure we are managing it appropriately and creating healthy boundaries so that we can sleep better and generally improve our wellbeing as teachers. In this episode, you will learn 6 different ways you can either manage technology or enhance your use of it to improve your wellbeing!
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.
The Teach On, Teach Strong Podcast has been helping teachers like you with personal character development, mindset, wellbeing and productivity for 100 episodes! This is going to be a special episode as we reflect on what we’ve discussed this past year and highlight some of the most popular posts that you have found most valuable so far. If you’re new, this is going to be ideal to help you navigate your way through the previous 100 episodes and if you’ve been here from the beginning, it’s great way to review what we’ve discussed and learnt so far!
Are you finding yourself feeling overwhelmed and exhausted already, even though it’s only the start of a new school year? Sounds about right, that’s teaching for you! But there are some ways you can learn to keep on top of these feelings and feel back in control. Keep listening to find out how!
Do you show yourself the same care and love that you show your students or loved ones? Many teachers struggle with this as we give so much to everyone else we feel there isn’t enough left for ourselves at the end of the day. But it doesn’t have to be all or nothing - keep listening to today’s episode to learn more!
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.
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!
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
What is it you actually want out of life? Is it a nice house, a fancy car, harmonious family life… or is it because you believe those things will lead you to feel happy, content or fulfilled? Ultimately, the reason we want anything tangible in life is actually because of how we believe these things will make us feel. So if all we want out of life is to actually feel good, then why don’t we take more control over this? Keep listening to learn how you can control your emotions right now!
Do you ever wonder what on earth is going on in your life? Does everything feel a bit up in the air, like nothing is going as you thought it would? You’re not alone - in this episode we’ll discuss why perseverance is your best friend
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!
Are you on the endless quest to finding "teacher balance"? Out of all the things you have read and tried in the past, has any of it worked in the long run or are you still looking for the "secret sauce"? Today's episode hits you with a big reality check - there is no secret sauce and there's nothing wrong with you either!
It's that you're being fed a lot of myths by coaching professionals or former teachers who are not necessarily able to practice what they preach in the classroom to see whether these tactics actually work for unique demands of a teacher's life.
In this episode, I drop some hard truth bombs and I'll offer you some of my practical alternative strategies and mindset shifts that I know actually work, because I am a teacher like you! If you're struggling with work life balance and nothing else has worked so far, this episode is for you.
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:
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