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[145] What to do if your school closes and you need to go remote

[145] What to do if your school closes and you need to go remote

March 15, 2020

Hello there, long time no speak! I hope you're keeping safe as the world turns upside down.

If you're dealing with school closures or that decision is imminent, you're likely to need to start looking at remote learning if you've not already.

If you're feeling overwhelmed with all the options and generous freebies being offered to you and you don't know where to start, this episode will help you put it all into perspective and direct you in the best way forward for the short and long term!

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[144] For teachers who want to take control of their email inbox

[144] For teachers who want to take control of their email inbox

October 15, 2019

You know how it is... you see the dreaded "unread" emails tab that has now crept up to 3 digits... You wonder how you will ever catch up and feel concerned over the emails you haven't yet seen and probably might never see, considering the time it's going to take to get through them all...

Now imagine this: when you open up your email inbox, there are only a few items in there. Every time you close your email, your inbox is always at 0. Always. You know exactly which emails you need to take action on, which you need to read, which you are waiting on someone else to reply as well as able to access those important ones you need to see all year round.

My friends, this is not just a dream. I am doing this. I found the secret formula! I am now 100% on top of all my emails 100% of the time! It's so easy when you know how and I am going to teach you. Tune into today's episode to learn my secret formula to taking control of your email inbox, once and for all!

For links and more, check out: www.teachonteachstrong.com

[143] Don’t feel guilty for having a life as a teacher!

[143] Don’t feel guilty for having a life as a teacher!

October 7, 2019

Why do we let ourselves feel guilty for "taking time off work"? It's our weekend or evenings, we *should* be taking them off anyway! This episode is a pep talk to remind you that you don't need to feel guilty as well as some strategies and tips to help you take some well deserved time off on the weekends and evenings. There will always be more to do and there will always be judgements from others. So definitely don't let even the most important person's opinion (yours!) make you feel guilty for actually having a life!

For links and more, go to: www.teachonteachstrong.com

[142] Reduce teacher overwhelm and get it all done!

[142] Reduce teacher overwhelm and get it all done!

September 12, 2019

I'm back to school and the reality has hit! There is always so much to do at the beginning of the school year that I found myself feeling overwhelmed... So I stopped and reflected on what I could do to reduce these feelings and still do all the things I need to get done.

Join me in today's episode where I share a journey with you on a new strategy I have discovered. I share how it is working out for me over a week's period via pod-vlog entries as I drive to and from work and you will hear the ups and the downs and how this really works for teachers!

This method has revolutionised how I get things done while still remaining sane, I hope you try it out and that it helps you too.

For more, check out: www.teachonteachstrong.com

[141] The secret to well-being for teachers

[141] The secret to well-being for teachers

August 18, 2019

Oh hey, I'm back! I hope you had a restful break if you were off and that you're raring to go this school year!

This episode is all about the secret to well-being for teachers. "Well-being" has become a bit of a buzz word recently, but in some cases the true essence has been watered down to basic advice like "have a bubble bath and drink wine" that isn't actually helpful...

In fact, well-being is so much more than just unwinding at the end of the day. In this episode you will learn what well-being really is and you'll gain actionable tips for how you can take control to maintain a positive well-being this school year! 

This is lesson 1 of a brand new pod-course on the topic well-being for teachers. The rest of the lessons will be launched every week elsewhere. If you want to access all 7 lessons for free and you're here before August 25th 2019, you can sign up here:

courses.TRF.one/TOTS

[140] How to stop thinking about school when you’re not at school

[140] How to stop thinking about school when you’re not at school

July 3, 2019

It's so important to switch off when we get home from school. If you keep thinking about school and working on lessons and grading long after you leave the building, eventually you will get less and less productive, inspired or enthusiastic as the years go on. You get burned out. You don't let yourself switch off or reignite your passion for teaching.

I've been on a quest to tackle this recently, so follow along with me as I take you on a vlog style journey where I record my experiences, struggles and triumphs as I aim to switch off from teaching when I leave school!

For more links and information, check out: www.teachonteachstrong.com

[139] How to get through until you can get out

[139] How to get through until you can get out

June 19, 2019

What do you do when you're in that weird transition phase of knowing it's time for you to leave your current job but you've not got secured your next one yet? You've mentally and emotionally checked out but physically you're stuck! In this episode you will learn how to use your current position to your advantage to help catapult you to the next level, while maintaining your integrity and doing right by everyone!

For all links mentioned, check out: www.teachonteachstrong.com

[138] What if you don’t have a teacher bestie?

[138] What if you don’t have a teacher bestie?

June 12, 2019

In a recent poll I saw of online what teachers feel they cannot live without, teacher besties was right up there at the top. While I see why, another part of me couldn't help but think about all those teachers who haven't found their teacher BFF and how they must be feeling seeing this feedback. In today's episode, I aim to balance out the cosmos and offer you some huge perks to NOT having a teacher bestie at school! #controversial

For all links mentioned, check out: www.teachonteachstrong.com

[137] The best way to end the school year

[137] The best way to end the school year

June 5, 2019

Ending the school year on a positive note is a tricky art form. Many teachers go nuts with the games and sweet treats but that gets students all riled up and hyper! Many teachers love a countdown but that can get students feeling anxious or in a hurry to leave and get out of this "hell hole". So how do you end the school year on a positive note? How do you encourage your students to be reflective and bond as a class? Listen to this episode to learn how!

For all links mentioned, check out: www.teachonteachstrong.com

[136] 13 lessons learned in 13 years of teaching

[136] 13 lessons learned in 13 years of teaching

May 29, 2019

As I wrap up my 13th year of teaching, I wanted to share 13 lessons I have learned so far! Make sure you share your own top tips in the comments section here: www.teachersresourceforce.com/podcast/136

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