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188: Turn your Whelm Upside Down

Overwhelm can get the best of us. In fact, too many teachers are leaving the profession due to their plates being full for far too long. When you learn how to recognize overwhelm before it overcomes you, you can begin to hack away at your schedule so that you conserve energy and happiness for what matters most- teaching. Tune in to hear 5 tips and get access to an amazing opportunity for teachers struggling to beat the overwhelm.


  • Reflection and evaluation are powerful tools we often overlook because we think we don’t have time.
  • You can only carry so much folks. It doesn’t mean you are less of a person or teacher because you have to dump the non-essentials.
  • Skim the fat and oil the machine.
  • It’s a temporary shut-down to conserve your time and energy.

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I am an educator, 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.