85: Bonus Edition- Interview with Clare Martin

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Clare is an educator who has been learning and leading for quite some time now. Below is a quick list of some of her accomplishments.

  • Founder of the Positive Teacher Network
  • First class degree in Psychology
  • Qualified teacher (over 10 years)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Coach
  • NLP Practitioner (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
  • Teacher of Positive Psychology

She believes in the importance of looking after our wellbeing first so that we are able to give our all to our students. Her mission is to make people aware of simple ways they can use to increase their happiness, success and fulfillment. She says:

“Making small changes to build resilience and look after our wellbeing can be transformational as a teacher where there are pressures from every angle, not least ourselves. In order to stay motivated, healthy and happy we need to look after ourselves mentally as well as physically.”

Quotables

  • We have to focus on looking after ourselves as a priority not as something we pick up on later on
  • Prevention over cure
  • Being selfish is being selfless because if you don’t have the energy to look after others you can’t make a difference
  • The reactions to what you’re feeling is connected to what you’re thinking

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About the author, Gretchen

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.