Category Archives for Inspiration/Encouragement (Teaching)

6 Ways Teachers Can Refresh Themselves (so they can give more to their students)

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This post is a guest post by Dr. Tim Elmore, founder of Growing Leaders. Tim is a leading authority on how to understand the next generation and prepare tomorrow’s leaders today. He is a best-selling author and international speaker, who helps develop emerging leaders under the philosophy that each child is born with leadership qualities. Teachers are […]

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6 Traits of Teachers Who Are Reducing Their Workload with the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club

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Are you over being overwhelmed? Sick of feeling guilty for abandoning your family to work on school and then feeling guilty for abandoning school to be with your family? Are you ready to finally find balance? This week I’m honored to interview Angela Watson, creator of the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club. Angela has been […]

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Learn to say “no” without guilt & make your “yes” really count

say no without guilt & make your yes really count

Today I’m honored to be part of the Unshakeable book club. This amazing new book by Angela Watson is definitely a must-read for every teacher. This is day 6 of the book club – check out this post to see the entire discussion, or purchase the book for yourself here. Let me ask you something […]

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The Secret to Making it Through the Day With Strength, Purpose, & Wisdom

The secret to making it through the day with strength, wisdom, & purpose

Teaching can be tough. So can being a mother. Frankly, anything worth doing is going to bring plenty of challenges. It’s just how it is. But if you’re a Christian, you have a Friend who is there to help you through those challenges. And when I say help that is a gross understatement. Our Friend […]

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How to Be a Miserable, Frustrated, Disillusioned Teacher: A Review of Awakened by Angela Watson

How to be a miserable, frustrated, disillusioned teacher

If you want to be a miserable, frustrated, or disillusioned as a teacher, there’s one book that you definitely don’t want to read  – and that’s Angela Watson’s book Awakened. The book is subtitled Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching, and the truths this book discusses are absolutely transformational. Our Thoughts Determine Our Feelings […]

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How to Stop Hating Lunchroom Duty (or any Annoying Task)

How to Stop Dreading Lunch Duty (or any Annoying Task)

Ugh, I hate grading papers. Mrs. Rogers, do we really have to do this worksheet? Sometimes our complaints as teachers and our students’ complaints aren’t really all that different, are they? It’s easy for both of us to get frustrated when a task just seems mundane, tedious, and possibly even unimportant. What tasks most frustrates […]

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