Morning Motivation for Educators

Welcome to Teaching Well, where we prioritize teacher well-being. Today, let's shift our perspective on the midyear mark and celebrate our achievements. I'll share a three-step exercise: let go of the past, set intentions for desired emotions, and choose a guiding word for the year. Join me in focusing on what matters and prioritizing our well-being as educators. Check out Teaching Life to Teaching Well for more support. Your well-being matters, and together, let's make a difference. Stay tuned and embark on this journey with us.

Show Notes

Welcome back to another episode of Teaching Well, where we delve into the importance of prioritizing teacher well-being in schools. I'm Danielle, an experienced educator who understands the challenges and stresses that come with the profession. After experiencing teacher burnout twice, I realized that sharing my experiences and insights could make a difference in the lives of other educators. Thus, Teaching Well was born. In today's episode, we're going to tackle the midyear mark and explore how we can shift our perspective. Instead of feeling overwhelmed or caught up in the daily hustle and bustle, it's time to celebrate our achievements. It's crucial to take a step back and reflect on how far we've come. To help us set meaningful intentions for the rest of the year, I want to share a three-step exercise. Step one involves reflecting on what we want to let go of from the previous year, the things that no longer serve us or hinder our growth. By identifying and releasing these burdens, we create space for new opportunities and growth. Step two focuses on how we want to feel in the current year. Emotions play a significant role in our overall well-being, so it's essential to be aware of how we want to feel in our professional lives. By setting intentions surrounding our desired emotions, we can consciously work towards creating a positive and fulfilling environment. Lastly, step three revolves around choosing one word that encapsulates how we want to feel in the coming year. This word serves as a guiding principle, reminding us of our aspirations and what we aim to achieve. It acts as a compass, directing us towards actions and decisions that align with our chosen word. Throughout the episode, I'll be sharing my own reflections and experiences, but I also encourage you to participate in this exercise. Together, let's make the remainder of this year about focusing on what truly matters and prioritizing our well-being as educators. If you're interested in prioritizing self-care and well-being in 2024, I highly recommend checking out Teaching Life to Teaching Well. It's a program designed to support educators in their journey towards a healthier work-life balance. You can find more information in the show notes on how we can partner together to create a school culture that cares for its teachers. I hope today's episode provides you with valuable insights and inspires you to approach the midyear mark with a fresh perspective. Remember, your well-being matters, and by taking care of yourself, you can truly make a difference in the lives of your students. Stay tuned, and let's embark on this journey together.

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Creators & Guests

Danielle Nuhfer

What is Morning Motivation for Educators?

On this show, educators get a daily dose of inspiration helping them do the most important job in the world, helping students become amazing adults. You’ll hear from a variety of formal and informal educators who help put this podcast together. If you’d like to contribute your voice to this show, please go to Morning Motivation E D U dot com to apply. the Messy Middle (Nuhfer) Danielle Nuhfer.vtt