I used to spend my evenings, weekends, and even breaks lesson planning, grading, and attending after school events. My students were learning, but my personal life was a disaster. I was lonely. My house was filthy and cluttered. I was out of shape and exhausted. And my relationships with my students were beginning to diminish because I was spread too thin.
I thought this was just what it felt like to be a good teacher.
I believed this sacrifice was required to be an impactful. I had internalized all of the times I had been told to serve others and “help people at all times.” I believed my students’ needs were more important than my own. I believed the role of a good teacher was to give, give, give.
I was wrong. I was headed toward burnout. I wasn’t taking care of myself. I was putting all of my energy into teaching and leaving almost nothing for myself. It was painful. I comforted myself by devouring self-help and work-life balance books. I began applying what I learned to my life.
I ended up leaving my dream job and got a fresh start. Now I am working on living my dream life.
Of course, I’m still teaching, but now I put myself and my new family first. I am stronger than the teacher culture that tries to make me feel guilty for having a life outside of school. I leave work on time, rarely take work home, live in a comfortable house, am healthy, and set aside time for my hobbies. I have established the mindset and accompanying boundaries to make sure I am taking care of myself and my kids.
Dedicated teachers, I get why you're teacher tired. I understand the need for self-care Sundays. But, you know what? You deserve to center your entire life around self-care. You are better than just little pockets of time for yourself AFTER you have taken care of everyone else.
I want to help you create a stronger work-life balance to help you become an even better teacher, mama, wife, girlfriend, sister, daughter, plant-mom--an even better YOU.
YOU BEFORE SCHOOL IS A 4-WEEK COURSE WITH VIDEOS, WORKSHEETS, ACCESS TO A MASTERMIND GROUP,
& LIVE Q & A SESSIONS
WE WILL COVER
-How to create your own balanced weekly routine
-How to justify turning off your teacher brain
-How I went from a teachaholic to a balanced teacher mom
-How to establish and stick to boundaries at school
-How to really relax and recharge
-How to make time for your loved ones
-How to to keep up with your household chores
-How to make sure your health stays at the top of your priority list
-How to step outside negative teacher culture
-How to clearly identify your priorities and make time for them
-How to create a work week that doesn’t push you to need pockets of self care
THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF
-You can afford this course
-You are feeling teacher tired
-You are tired of reserving self-care for Sundays
-You are ready to work toward a healthy work-life balance
THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR YOU IF
-You are are so overwhelmed that you need to go to therapy
-You are unwilling to put yourself first
-You want one-to-one coaching
-You are not able to respect boundaries
INVESTING IN YOURSELF IS IMPORTANT
Your loved ones deserve your time and attention
Your guilt decreases when you establish boundaries
Your money stays in your pocket when you plan ahead
Your mental and physical health are important
Your time can be scheduled to align with your priorities
Your evenings, weekends, and breaks belong to you
Taking care of yourself makes you an even better teacher
WHY LEARN FROM ME
-I am a real teacher with eighteen years of classroom experience.
-I am a mom of two kids in a two-teacher household.
-I am a teacher-leader who has trained more than one thousand teachers from California to Alaska.
-I am a Google Certified Innovator.
-I am tech-savvy and hold two masters degrees in educational technology.
-I am a professional development facilitator and keynote speaker.
-I am an avid reader of nonfiction and integrate what I learn into my life.
-I am experienced with extremely rewarding populations, including foster youth, students who are learning English, and Native American youth.
-I am a recovering teachaholic who used to spend most of my time at school.
-I am transparent and openly share my own teacher-mom journey on Instagram and YouTube.
CLASS STARTS ON JANUARY 1ST & RUNS FOR 4 WEEKS
YOU'LL HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURSE FOR A YEAR
Will this be like the online courses I’ve taken for grad school?
No, this course is just meant to be helpful. There’s no required reading, no discussion boards, no essays, no tests, and no grades. You’ll get informative and inspirational videos and assignments to help you implement ideas into your own life. And, you don’t even have to ever really turn your assignments in. This is all for you!
Will everything be recorded? I’m busy and worried I might fall behind.
Yes, everything will be recorded--even the live Q&A sessions. You’ll have access to the course for a year.
Is this only relevant to teacher moms?
No, the course is designed to help all teachers, regardless of your commitments and priorities outside of the classroom.
How much time will this take?
Plan to spend about an hour per week to complete the videos and assignments--changing your life is another story! In the course, everything is broken into very small chunks, and Teachable has an app so you can learn on your phone.
What is the refund policy?
Refunds are not offered if you change your mind. Refunds are only provided as required by law.
P.S. I am still an excellent teacher. Actually, I’m actually an even better teacher than I was when I was only a teacher. I am looking forward to helping you become an even better teacher. You deserve it.