147: Avoid the Rumor Mill

The spring season in a school building can cause a lot of anxiety as testing begins and talk about changes for the upcoming school year surface. In order for a teacher to close out the current school year successfully (and with all of their sanity intact), they must avoid the rumor mill. Tune in to this episode to hear 5 tips for how to do just that!

Quotables

  • It’s a juggling act that ends up being so fluid nothing is ever final
  • Let the rumors go in one ear and out the other
  • Your kids don’t need to see you stress about what might or might not happen in the future
  • Ground yourself in the truth about what you yourself can change
  • Stay present – Stay sane

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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.