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151: Balanced Teachers Win

Leading a balanced professional and personal life is key to a long life of success and happiness. Tune in to hear how one unbalanced teacher took control of their life and enhanced all parts of it because of the big decision they were strong enough to make. Hear tips for new teachers, teachers in distress and transition and teacher leaders on how to win in life by being a balanced teacher.


  • Nothing is forever
  • I can now step into my life and do it better because I took a time out
  • I’m prepared for this unbalance. I know what I need so that I can perform my best during this hectic time. And I proactively schedule time to recoup.
  • Don’t be afraid to make big moves
  • Give yourself what you need so that you can go out and do better
  • There’s no reward without the risk

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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.