175: Bonus Edition- Interview with Amber Harper

Amber Harper is a Google Certified Educator, Trainer, and Innovator, as well as a Seesaw Ambassador. She is also the founder of www.burnedinteacher.com and creator of Burned-In EdTech Consulting and Teacher Coaching where she has joint her two loves in her career: her love of edtech and innovation in the classroom with her obsession for helping educators who are struggling to find their own passions within the education profession. As a former public elementary school teacher, she promotes the use of technology as a tool for transformation in the classroom, and is obsessed with helping teachers take themselves from burned-out to BURNED-IN! She specializes in technology integration in the classroom and in supporting educators who are struggling to decide what their next best step in on their education journey.

Interview with Amber HarperQuotables

  • The worst anyone can say is “No”
  • All it takes is one small step
  • Teachers are well intentioned about what they do
  • The best teachers I have met … have to be willing to build relationships, get vulnerable and continue to learn and do better
  • Teachers are the best thieves
  • There is no better time than now. If something needs to be changed, there is no sense in holding off
  • It’s unfair to assume that all stories of burnout are the same
  • The best thing you can do as an educator is step away from your job as an educator…have a life outside of teaching
  • I wouldn’t take anything back about my journey, because it has lead me to where I am now

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About the author, Gretchen

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.