Morning Motivation for Educators

In this episode of Teaching Well, we explore identifying what we can and cannot control in our teaching lives. By accepting the things we cannot change and focusing on what we can change, we empower ourselves to shape our experiences. The serenity prayer provides practical guidance for finding relief and making a positive impact. Visit Teaching Well's website in the show notes to learn more about prioritizing teacher well-being.

Show Notes

In this episode of Teaching Well, we delve into the topic of identifying what we can and cannot control in our teaching lives. Join me on this journey as we explore practical ways to bring serenity into our teaching experiences. To begin, let's take a moment to acknowledge the challenges and stressors that come with being an educator. It's important to accept the things we cannot change and recognize the reality of our teaching lives. However, we must also focus on what we can change – ourselves. The serenity prayer, while unconventional, provides us with practical guidance. Its three parts offer a roadmap towards finding relief in our teaching lives. The first step is acceptance. By acknowledging the stressors and challenges, we can begin to shift our mindset and open ourselves up to finding solutions. Next, we must have the courage to change the things we can. This is not just a self-help mantra, but a call to action. It's about actively engaging with what is within our control and making tangible changes in our teaching lives. By doing so, we empower ourselves to shape our experiences. Lastly, we must seek wisdom to know the difference between what we can and cannot control. We need to channel our energy into what truly matters and let go of the things we have no power over. This practice allows us to focus on what we can change and make a positive impact in our teaching. As educators, we often find ourselves overwhelmed by external factors beyond our control. However, it's crucial to remember that we have the power to shape our teaching experiences. The serenity prayer is a practical tool for empowerment, not an abstract concept or an escape into the esoteric. By utilizing this tool, we become both the cause and the solution to our challenges. It's about nurturing our internal well-being while acknowledging external factors. Your well-being matters, and you have the ability to transform your teaching experience. If today's episode resonated with you and you want to learn more, visit Teaching Well's website in the show notes. Together, we can explore how to prioritize teacher well-being and create a school culture where true teaching and learning can thrive.

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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. Serenity Danielle Nuhfer.vtt