Category Archives for Inspiration/Encouragement (Teaching)

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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How to Teach Without Anxiety (even when everything is going wrong)

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Subscribe to the Teach 4 the Heart Podcast. You’re driving down the road—the summer sun melting your anxieties away—but then you pass a “Back to School!” sign. Your worries and fears resurface.How am I ever going to finish my to-do list?Is this school year going to turn out the way I want?What is my admin […]

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The Teacher Success Roadmap

Come on, pull it together. If you lose your lunch meager breakfast in front of your class …. Well, that will be a doozy of a first impressionIt’s 5 till 8 on my first official day as a teacher, and I’m trying desperately to calm my nerves. But despite the cacophony of butterflies in my […]

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Becoming “This One Teacher”: How to Know You Are in the Right Profession

Are you struggling to make it to the end of the school year or feel like your life as a teacher is pure craziness? Do you sometimes even wonder if you are in the right profession?Recently, I went to a friend’s baby shower. I sat with a group of ladies making small talk and, naturally, […]

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8 Reasons You’re Feeling Discouraged as a Teacher (and how to overcome them)

Subscribe to the Teach 4 the Heart Podcast. “Teacher, YOU Have Got This!”This was the subject line of an email that popped up while I was wracking my brain (unsuccessfully) to come up with an interesting way to start this article.Since I wasn’t getting anywhere anyhow, of course I stopped and read the email, which […]

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How to Deal With a Difficult Administrator

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You may have thought that your administrator has it in for you, but have you ever had an administrator who’s literally out to get you? As in, actually trying to kill you? Well, that’s what “Carl” was dealing with. He had been nothing but loyal, dedicated, and passionate. But his administrator became jealous and started plotting […]

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