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!


  • 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 a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.