73: Family First

There are times when we are faced with a decision to show up to work or show up for our family. Learn how to put the guilt aside, prioritize family moments, and be your best at work and home without ever having to choose between the two. Tune in to this episode to hear just how to do that.


  • No shame in taking a break to rejuvenate
  • There’s a fine line between pushing yourself to be better and overdoing it
  • Its important to check your MO
  • Your kids don’t need the worst of you and you don’t need to drag your potential and effectiveness below empty
  • Family is forever
  • Prioritize the moments when you might it appropriate to step off the job and only commit to those few times
  • It’s a sign of integrity to have your priorities in order as long as you don’t abuse the opportunities

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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.