102: Unpack Your Baggage

Oftentimes educators bring emotional baggage to work that doesn’t belong and isn’t healthy for teacher effectiveness and student achievement. It’s important to check that baggage and then unpack it so that all negative emotions are dealt with, leaving space for happiness and contentment in teaching. Tune in to hear the simple four step solution to unpacking your baggage so that you can become your best for your kids!

Quotables

  • Whether our emotional baggage is work related or not it comes with us to work
  • You cant outrun your own baggage-It goes with you EVERYWHERE.

Suggested Method

  • STEP 1: Take stock of what’s in the bags
  • STEP 2: Unload the heaviest items first
  • STEP 3: See it for what it is
  • STEP 4: Hang it up or put it away

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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.