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187: Permission to Fill Your Cup

Sometimes you can be so tuned in that you don’t realize your candle is burning out. For teachers, summer is a great time to unplug by becoming a learner in something new. You have permission to fill your cup in another passion so that you can be great at your main passion as an educator. Tune in to learn how to best utilize your summer break so that you are a lifelong learner but also a well-rested, rejuvenated teacher


  • Don’t feel bad about needing a break. Everyone has their limit and it doesn’t mean you’re a bad teacher or that you can’t hack a life-long career as an educator.
  • It is time to switch gears so your body can rest, your mind can declutter and your spirit can get ignited again.
  • Be a better teacher through … a creative outlet to unplug.
  • Experts can do other things… and new teachers are no exception.
  • Become a well-rounded human because that serves your kids best.

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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.