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[130] How to determine staff morale of a school when interviewing

[130] How to determine staff morale of a school when interviewing

April 17, 2019

Job hunting is a two way street. Sure, you want to make sure you're impressing the school and are showing them you're perfect for the role, but you also want to know you're applying for a school that is right for you to be working in. After gaining more experience in my career, I soon learned what kind of culture I'd like to work in and staff morale plays a significant role in this. Listen to today's episode to learn my top signs to look for to determine staff morale when applying for jobs.

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[129] Thoughts on the rise of the “teacherlebrity”

[129] Thoughts on the rise of the “teacherlebrity”

April 11, 2019

Have you noticed the rise of the teacherlebrity (teacher "celebrity"), particularly on Instagram over the past few years? There is so much amazing content being shared online that is so inspirational, but I've also noticed that it's having a detrimental effect on some new teachers in particular. In this episode I share with you my thoughts on this new phenomenon and tips on mindset to keep ourselves grounded.

Find the show notes here: www.teachersresourceforce.com/podcast/129

[128] Easy ways to differentiate for your students

[128] Easy ways to differentiate for your students

April 4, 2019

Differentiation: it's a crucial element of teaching to ensure all your students are able to access your lessons. However, it can be incredibly time consuming to adjust your lesson in multiple ways buy creating a range of resources, printing on rainbow paper, a variety of fonts... You just don't have that kind of time but you also don't want to let your students down; herein lies the catch 22 situation!

In this episode, you will learn some ways that you can differentiate for your students "off the cuff" while teaching and how you can rethink ways to plan your lessons that automatically differentiate for the varying needs in your classroom, saving you time and #teacherguilt!

For all links mentioned and more information, check out: teachersresourceforce.com/podcast/128

[127] How to boost motivation as a teacher

[127] How to boost motivation as a teacher

March 28, 2019

We all have those days as teachers when we're just not feeling it. We know we have so much to do but just can't get motivated! In today's episode you will learn some secret tricks to help you eliminate as much resistance as possible to help you get done what you need to get done, and keep going!

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[126] How to declutter: teacher edition

[126] How to declutter: teacher edition

March 21, 2019

So Spring is here and that means it's a perfect time to start some Spring cleaning! This is a great time for fresh starts and brightening up your surroundings so today's episode is all about decluttering - the teacher edition!

A cluttered space is a cluttered mind. Your brain is always trying to make sense of the world around it. The more clutter you see, the harder your brain is having to work to decipher what is important. That is going to mentally exhaust you.

You're also likely to be wasting so much precious time if you're surrounded by clutter as you’re going have to make your brain work twice as hard to rummage through all the unnecessary things around you to find what you’re looking for! 

Listen to this episode to learn how you can take practical steps to start decluttering your space, whether that's a classroom, a desk, a cupboard, a trolley or just a bag - start getting rid of your clutter today and save yourself time and mental exhaustion.

[125] How to handle an overflowing teacher workload

[125] How to handle an overflowing teacher workload

March 14, 2019

Recently I’ve been tackling a lot of the commonly asked questions on from a survey I sent out to my email subscribers a few weeks ago - this one was the highest requested with over 70% of you relating to the problem of dealing with an overflowing workload.

I hear you, I’m there with you and an overflowing workload is something all of us have to deal with. There are many factors that can affect workload including what stage of your career you are in, what kind of school you’re in, how long you’ve been there etc.

But something that can help is to consider that perhaps it's
not all about the load but how you carry it? I know that quote can cause feelings of discomfort as it forces us to take some responsibility instead of just moaning about how things are, but I‘ve found there is some truth to it and in this episode you will learn some secret skills I use to help manage an overflowing workload!

For all links mentioned and more information, check out: teachersresourceforce.com/podcast/125

[124] What can a teacher do when there isn’t enough time in a day

[124] What can a teacher do when there isn’t enough time in a day

March 7, 2019

One of the biggest complaints us teachers have, is feeling like we don't have enough time to get our job done. I get it, I’m there too. It is phenomenal how much we are expected to do in one day, not including teaching the kids…!? In this episode you will learn some practical ideas for how you can make small changes that will help you feel like you can find the time to fit more in your day!

For all links mentioned and more information, check out: teachersresourceforce.com/podcast/124

[123] 6 signs you are sabotaging your teacher job hunt

[123] 6 signs you are sabotaging your teacher job hunt

February 28, 2019

Job hunting can be tough! Maybe you've been looking and trying for a long time and you're getting frustrated. Maybe you're starting to wonder why you're even bothering anymore and you should just accept that this is the best you can do.

If that sounds like you - wait! I believe anything is possible and you deserve your dream teaching job. It could be that just with some minor adjustments you could ace your next interview. Listen in to today's episode to see whether you may be sabotaging your own job hunt by doing 6 of these common mistakes and learn how you can correct them!

For all links mentioned and more information, check out: teachersresourceforce.com/podcast/123

[122] Ideal before and after school routines for a productive day as a teacher

[122] Ideal before and after school routines for a productive day as a teacher

February 21, 2019

Ever wanted to know the secret to a more alert mind? What about how you can ensure you are able to do your job as a teacher and still have time to handle all the unexpected things that will undoubtedly come your way during the day? What about how to get your regular tasks as a teacher done faster and more effectively? The answer is this: it's all about routines. 

The routines you have in place (and you have them already whether you realise it or not) will either serve you or hinder you. In this episode, you will learn the ideal before and after school routines that will help you reduce decision fatigue, systemize your tasks, help you feel prepared, leave wiggle room for any surprises and have a productive day!

For links mentioned and more information, go to: teachersresourceforce.com/podcast/122

[121] How to set yourself up for a great day as a teacher

[121] How to set yourself up for a great day as a teacher

February 14, 2019

How you start your day as a teacher determines how the rest of your day goes. Goes without saying right? Yet why is it that so many people start their day in a frantic panic with last minute rushing around feeling stressed and wonder why the rest of their day follows suit?!

Over the past year or so, I've been on a personal journey of experimenting with the best morning routine to start my day as a teacher. After many trials, I have finally found something that is making a significant difference! When I complete this morning routine, I feel calm, relaxed, energized, centered, focused and nourished in mind, body and soul. Genuinely.

I promise it is not as fluffy as it sounds - this routine is practical and amazing for your wellbeing. Listen to today's episode to learn what you can do to start your day in the best possible way you can so you can continue to teach on and teach strong every day!

For all links mentioned and further information, go to: www.teachersresourceforce.com/podcast/121

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