128: Write Your Story

Teachers face some tough obstacles on their journey in the classroom. But those circumstances don’t define who they are as a person or a professional. Tune in to hear 4 steps for how you can write your story so that it has the impact and ending that you dream of.


  • “Circumstances don’t make your life interesting. You make your life interesting. Write your story.” AMB
  • Do not let your circumstances take you down, turn you around or worse… eject you out of the game.
  • Your circumstance does not define you, you define you.
  • You have to become clear with what has happened and what is currently happening before you can even imagine a healthy path forward.
  • You can control what decisions you make and what behaviors you exhibit.
  • I didn’t want secrets. I wanted recipes for success.

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I am an educator of almost a decade, passionate about cultivating talent in aspiring and new teachers through practical tips and strategies. My blog, book, and podcast are geared towards empowering teachers to enter the profession and stay there due to the advice and encouragement I provide. We have a real need in our nation for strong leaders in classrooms, and I believe its my calling and duty to coach teachers to achieve and maintain best teaching practices in order to drive the growth and success of our students in and outside the classroom.