Mindset & Motivation

6 ways to (mentally) leave work at work – Education Article

Today on the podcast we’re going to talk about how to mentally leave work at work. How do you keep yourself from worrying or just being distracted by school stuff when it’s time for you to be present with your family, or decompress and relax, or go to sleep at night? The format of this episode will be similar to EP139 about how to keep teaching from ruining your marriage. The bulk of it will be my own suggestions, but…

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Navigating teacher anxiety when you’re drowning in work – Education Article

This episode of the Truth for Teachers podcast is for educators who struggle with anxiety and feel like you’re just drowning in work. You’ll find an encouraging audio message you can replay anytime you are feeling anxious. I use the term “anxiety” loosely here to include those of you who have been clinically diagnosed, as well as those who just can’t seem to shake that anxious feeling when you think about work. I know from consuming so much audio content…

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How to create flexibility within structure – Education Article

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: How teachers can create flexible routines within structure. In this episode, I’m talking with a graduate of the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club named Amy. We’ll talk about what happens when you create routines for your planning/prep time which can’t be carried out consistently because of schedule changes. Then, we discuss what happens when you create effective routines and habits for yourself, but grow tired of them or find yourself unable to follow through anymore.…

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How to practice habits of self-care when you have no time – Education Article

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: A guide for self-care habits for teachers. See if any of this sounds like you: You’re a teacher who puts everyone else’s needs before your own You never have enough time and energy for everything, and only what’s left over belongs to you (And I’m guessing on many days, there ISN’T time and energy left over for you) You know you need to prioritize self-care but just haven’t been able to create…

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Always feel rushed in class? How to let go of the GOOD to make time for the GREAT – Education Article

In this episode of the Truth for Teachers podcast, we’re talking about how to let go of the good so you can make time for the great. So many teachers who feel like there’s nothing they can eliminate from their schedule are only looking for things that are obviously bad and a total waste of time. But fewer things better is about realizing you won’t have time for all the good things, and some of those will have to be…

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Letting go instead of trying harder – Education Article

As we kick off 2019, I want to share something that has been really transformative for me over the past couple of months. It’s about releasing the things that aren’t serving you well and thinking of that process as a letting go, rather than as something you need to try to accomplish or become. While we often have goals for things we’d like to accomplish or habits we’d like to create, there’s a lot of power in releasing. So when…

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How to keep overbearing, micromanaging parents from stressing you out as a teacher – Education Article

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: How to deal with difficult parents as a teacher. Overbearing and micromanaging parents can be incredibly stressful to work with, so here are some mindset shifts that will help protect your energy. Today’s episode is in response to a listener question I received. (Submit your question for the podcast here!) This listener wrote in on behalf of her colleagues: I’m hoping that you can answer these questions: “How do I stop focusing…

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