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How Burn Out Saved my Educator Spirit

A unique opportunity presented itself to partner with Amber from Burned-In Teacher to share my personal story on her podcast about burn out as a classroom teacher. It is not one I talk about often as I focus on the blessings that came from those moments, but walking down memory lane to help teachers stuck in that same yucky feeling I once had…I knew I had to do it! During our first attempt at recording the episode, we realized we had A LOT to share with teachers that couldn’t be properly captivated in just one episode, so we decided to create a mini-series!

Always A Lesson + Burned-In Teacher = Always A Burned-In Lesson Mini Series

(Amber came up with that cute logo!)

I hope these episodes enlighten you to the fact that burn out doesn’t equate to failure, only re-direction and that you are not alone. In addition to my best advice on her podcast, Amber provided additional value in a complimentary blog post following each episode. I was even invited into her private Facebook group to share even more with the Burned-In teacher tribe.

Don’t worry, we are sharing everything with you right here! Catch up on all the amazing content in our mini series below:







If you want to hear even more on this topic, then check out my latest podcast episode on how Burning Out Isn’t An Option. We need to keep our nation’s greatest teachers in the classroom and I hope the Always A Burned-In Lesson Mini Series helps do just that.

In the words of Amber and her Burned-In Teacher tribe… BURN ON!

What tips can you share with teachers to help them avoid burnout? 

About the author, Gretchen

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.