One of the biggest complaints us teachers have, is feeling like we don't have enough time to get our job done. I get it, I’m there too. It is phenomenal how much we are expected to do in one day, not including teaching the kids…!? In this episode you will learn some practical ideas for how you can make small changes that will help you feel like you can find the time to fit more in your day!
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!
Ever wanted to know the secret to a more alert mind? What about how you can ensure you are able to do your job as a teacher and still have time to handle all the unexpected things that will undoubtedly come your way during the day? What about how to get your regular tasks as a teacher done faster and more effectively? The answer is this: it's all about routines.
The routines you have in place (and you have them already whether you realise it or not) will either serve you or hinder you. In this episode, you will learn the ideal before and after school routines that will help you reduce decision fatigue, systemize your tasks, help you feel prepared, leave wiggle room for any surprises and have a productive day!
Going for the next step in your teaching career can be scary! Not to mention "imposter syndrome" is real and can confuse our self-belief of knowing if we are really ready for promotion or not. To help you clarify whether you're just in a "funk" or whether there are other reasons for you feeling antsy, frustrated or jaded in your teaching career right now, listen to this episode to learn 5 signs that you're ready for a teaching promotion!
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!
Habits are hard to make and easy to break, yet we are what we repeatedly do so what kind of good or bad habits are you getting into and are they making you become the kind of person you want to be? Listen to this quick burst of inspiration to help you think about who you want to be and how you can ensure you become that person through your habits and choices.
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.
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!
Have you been having too many bad days for your liking? If you want to know how you can change that without needing to quit your job completely, keep listening!
Would you say you feel successful? Do you know what success feels like? Setting and achieving goals is what most people think of when they aim for success but that’s only part of the story. You can actually be successful while you’re just in pursuit of your goals and in today’s episode we’re going to discuss how!
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”!
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!
Back when I was a teenager I used to collect postcards with quotes on them; there was one that I loved so much I kept up on the wall of my bedroom and I still have it now 20 years later! Ever since the day I found this postcard, this quote has affected how I live my life and I still keep it as a reminder all these years later. In this episode we discuss why it's so important for you to live your life and teach doing what you feel is right, even if it means going against the "flow".
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