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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Teacher besties can make life at school so much brighter! They are there for you as a shoulder to cry on, someone to cheer you up, help you out when your room looks like a tornado hit it, cover your class while you run to the loo, have a gossip with, vent with you about that frustrating parent or student, brainstorm teaching ideas with, bring you a cup of tea and chocolate after a rough day and just be someone guaranteed to give you a smile. Teacher besties make the world go round, so listen to today’s episode for my top tips in helping you form positive relationships with your co-workers!
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”!
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