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!
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!
Have you already started the school year feeling like you’re behind, swamped and overwhelmed? Are you tempted to succumb to the feelings you’re having that if you start behind then you may as well remain behind as it’s too late to catch up now? This quick quote will help you adjust your mindset and see things in a different way to ensure that you finish the year right, even if you don’t feel like you’re ahead yet!
Are you feeling like you’re in a rut? Are you itching to do something new but are afraid of taking on extra responsibilities and challenges? This episode will help you out!
Are you working with some difficult people at school? Are they making your life miserable? Are they being unreasonable and setting you up to fail? Are you a loss of what to do? You have more control than you might think you do. Keep listening to learn how to deal with workplace bullies.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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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