257: Beat the Wave of Stress

The waves of stress seems to be inevitable, especially as an educator. Maybe the workload is unreasonable, or there are unrealistic expectations. How do we alter the role of stress so we can be productive and successful? This week I have a strategy to help us educators ride the wave rather than be consumed by it!


  •  Get ready to troubleshoot instead of going on an emotional roller coaster
  • Educators that are successful right now are the ones that are flexible
  • Expect the wave to hit – expect the problem
  • Create a manageable workload
  • Don’t let stress steal your joy, or career

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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.