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Welcome to #TeacherLife! This project was created to provide a space for educators to voice their passions, stories and struggles in the world of teaching. In doing so, I hope to create community, find ways for teachers to support one another, and instigate conversation and action to better the lives of teachers and, consequently, our educational system. Music is "Waiting" by Crowander

Welcome to #TeacherLife! This project was created to provide a space for educators to voice their passions, stories and struggles in the world of teaching. In doing so, I hope to create community, find ways for teachers to support one another, and instigate conversation and action to better the lives of teachers and, consequently, our educational system. Music is "Waiting" by Crowander
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Welcome to #TeacherLife! This project was created to provide a space for educators to voice their passions, stories and struggles in the world of teaching. In doing so, I hope to create community, find ways for teachers to support one another, and instigate conversation and action to better the lives of teachers and, consequently, our educational system. Music is "Waiting" by Crowander

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English

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7134059200


Episodes

The First Year of Teaching

7/29/2019
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In the final episode of season 1, I sit down with three teachers - Rachel, Claire, and Shannon. They’ve all just completed their first year of teaching and are eager to reflect on what they’ve taken from the year. For all of them, there were many unexpected challenges, struggles with detaching from work, but most importantly, some incredibly joys that they experienced during their year.

Duration:00:45:12

Ashley from NY on Working Smart, Not Hard

7/22/2019
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In this episode, Ashley from NY shares why she thinks personal/professional boundaries are necessary, how she started working towards sustainability in her career, how she manages her anxiety as a teacher, and the cringe-worthy way she discovered the true definition of “netflix & chill”. Music is "Waiting" by Crowander

Duration:01:29:24

Leanne Zizikos on Slow Moments and Teachers Retreats

7/15/2019
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In this episode, Leanne opens up about how she struggled within her teaching career and found some balance by becoming a substitute teacher. She tells us more about her new business, Teachers Retreats, that she hopes will help teachers with mindfulness and sustainability. We share the small, slow moments of joy we missed during our teaching careers, little changes we’ve made to become more mindful, and our excitement for our next journeys. Music is "Waiting" by Crowander

Duration:01:15:35

Liz from SoCal on Those Awkward Middle School Years

7/8/2019
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What were you like in middle school? Are you cringing? Laughing? Crying? According to Liz from Southern California, even middle school teachers experience those emotions with the students. We cringed, laughed, and (almost) cried as Liz shared some stories about her three years of teaching middle school.

Duration:01:27:49

Danna Thomas on Starting a Revolution

7/1/2019
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What makes a happy teacher? Danna Thomas is striving to find the answer to that through Happy Teacher Revolution. In this episode, she tells us more about her mission, what she thinks makes a happy teacher, and the experiences that led her to start a revolution. Music is "Waiting" by Crowander

Duration:01:38:08

Abigail from Toledo on the Hard Parts of Self-Care

6/24/2019
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In this episode, I sit down with Abigail, a substitute teacher in Toledo, Ohio. We talk about the benefits and challenges of being a substitute and the hard but necessary parts of self-care. Music is "Waiting" by Crowander

Duration:01:22:29

Steph Douglass on Breaking the Norm, Finding Joy, and Becoming Her Own Boss

6/17/2019
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What happens when you decide to leave education? Steph Douglass shares about her decision to leave in the middle of the school year, the joy that she's finding in smaller moments, and her mission to empower women to invest in real estate. Music is "Waiting" by Crowander

Duration:01:36:02

2. Porsha Hodge on Balancing Parenthood and Teaching

6/10/2019
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How do you balance being a parent and a teacher? And on top of that, how do you also make time to pursue your own, personal dreams? Kindergarten teacher Porsha Hodge sits down with me to share what her aspirations are and how she manages to do it all. Music is "Waiting" by Crowander

Duration:01:21:40

1. Victoria Wang on Finding Her Passion, the Rough Days, and Why We Just Need to Talk More

4/29/2019
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This first episode of #TeacherLife is a little different. I sit down at my desk, alone with my microphone and thoughts, and share my own experience in education. This is the severely shortened version of my story - if I weren’t my bedtime, I could have gone on and on for much longer. But there is much more time and many more episodes for that later. In this episode, I share my path into education, my two years of teaching kindergarten, and where I see myself going next. I hope you find...

Duration:00:34:55

Welcome to #TeacherLife

4/15/2019
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Welcome to #TeacherLife! This episode is a brief introduction into the who and why behind the creation of this podcast. I share a little bit about my experience, as well as what I hope to create within this platform.

Duration:00:04:44