The last couple of years has been a challenge for teachers, to say the least. So many things have been thrown on our plate and it’s…overwhelming. We have been asked to do so many things, and teachers are starting to leave in droves.
But what if you don’t want to leave the profession because you really do love teaching? The trick is to get organized so that you can actually enjoy teaching again. In today’s episode of Real Teacher Talk, I am joined by Melissa Whitlock, a teacher who took my program, Easy Organization Tools, and is now able to leave the classroom at contract time more consistently.
Melissa is a first-grade teacher and grade chair in Johns Creek, Georgia. She’s been teaching for 9 years. She’s a mom of 2 (an almost 4-year-old daughter and a 3-month-old son). She is also a part-time worship director at her church.
By implementing the simple strategies she learned in the program, Melissa was able to walk out of the classroom at the end of the day at a much earlier time feeling like she did her best.
In Today’s Episode We Discuss:
- Why having a good team can make a huge difference
- What Melissa’s life was like before she took Easy Organization Tools
- The results Melissa got from the strategies she implemented
- Why it’s okay not to get everything done
- The importance of focusing on your “why”
- Why your boundaries matter
- How to prioritize self-care
Life’s too short just to sleep, work, and not be happy. You can bring joy back to teaching! I hope this episode inspires you to start looking at ways that you can organize and simplify your time in the classroom so that you can start living your life again and focusing on what matters most, just like Melissa did.
If you are interested in learning more about the specific strategies Melissa used, sign up for my free training: 3 PM Teacher. You’ll get my best tips for leaving school consistently at contract time without bringing work home.
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