Have you ever experienced teacher guilt?
Chances are that you have because it is very real and very common. The truth is, teachers have such big hearts! We want to help everyone. Whether that’s our team, our admin, our students, or their families, we are always there, even if it’s at the expense of our own happiness or our time with our family.
Teacher guilt is often the result of things like the pressure to not let anyone down, not wanting our team to think we are lazy, or not wanting to add on any work for anyone else. Sound familiar? We are so worried about everyone else, but what about us?
What can we do to overcome that? In this episode of Real Teach Talk, I’m sharing how you can conquer teacher guilt for good.
You can choose teacher guilt or you can choose family guilt because by saying yes to everything the admin asks of you, you are saying no to your family and mental health. Do you really want to do all those extra tasks? You might be surprised about what actually happens when you start prioritizing yourself.
In Today’s Episode We Discuss:
- Why we experience teacher guilt
- Why always saying yes isn’t actually a good thing
- Setting boundaries and sticking to them
- Choosing your guilt
- Determining if the additional tasks are worth it
I know it’s hard to say no, but if you do, we could change the way teachers are viewed and valued by lawmakers and other people in power. This may just be the thing to help them realize that they need to start valuing us more and paying us what we are worth.
So what are your thoughts? If you want to chat more about this episode, I would love to hear from you! Head over to the Easy Teaching Tools Primary Teachers Facebook group to start a discussion.
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