183: Remain Passionate When Your Toes are to the Fire

Educators experience stress just like all other professions. Sometimes those seasons of stress feel never ending and can even convince you that your life in education will never be any different than the ugly struggle it is right now. The truth is, seasons of stress when your toes are to the fire are moments for growth. Tune in to hear a 3 step system to help you tackle those seasonal stressors while never losing your passion along the way.

Quotables

  • Whether you sink or swim, you learn what to do next time.
  • Stress is an old friend… It will keep coming around, so you might as well get to know it.
  • [Fight] the flame instead of running around screaming about the fire.
  • You don’t want to relive the same stress even if you meet the same fire.
  • My passion started to grow in the same place where it was once stolen

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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.