Is there more to your #TeacherLife than survival mode?
I think your answer can be YES!
And I believe YOU have the power and resourcefulness to get OUT of survival mode and into a life of peace, balance, and joy!
From Survive to Thrive Teacher Program
The From Survive to Thrive Teacher Program is an opportunity for you to be part of a collaborative, positive, empowering group of like-minded teachers facilitated by a professional life coach (that’s me!). So think of it as the cathartic power of relating to a colleague after a long tough day combined with the encouraging accountability of a coach that keeps you looking forward instead of stagnated in negativity!
Here are the details:
- A small group setting (4-6 teachers max)
- Meeting virtually (via phone) from anywhere across the country
- Once a week for one hour (we want to keep momentum driving but not take too much of your busy teacher time!)
Each 1-hour call will focus on a topic for the week:
Week 1: Self-Care – We will discuss why taking care of ourselves is SO HARD for us to prioritize as teachers but why it’s so necessary. You will leave with specific ideas and resources for infusing self-care into your daily/weekly routine.
Week 2: Managing Your Teacher Life – As teachers we juggle a zillion balls at once. How do you manage it all? From planning, prepping and grading, to classroom routines and behavior management – we’ll discuss how you can help your classroom run itself so you can move into role of facilitator instead of juggler.
Week 3: Managing Your Emotions – Teaching is emotional. We all struggle with the powerful emotions of teaching like overwhelm, stress, negativity, and frustration. On the other end of the spectrum is joy, satisfaction, gratification, and gratitude. We put up with the negative emotions because the positive ones are so worth it! But how do you stay in the moment so you don’t come unglued? How do you stay grounded in the positive emotions without going negative? We’ll discuss specific techniques for managing the strong emotions of teaching.
Week 4: Cultivating Balance – Teaching and Balance don’t always go hand in hand. Because we never have enough time, we forget about the other areas of our lives that need attention – like our families, community, health, hobbies and fun. We’ll learn how to tap back into those things in the rest of our lives that bring us joy and energy to help us beat survival mode and burn out for good!
Week 5: Learning to Say “No” – As teachers, we generally suck at saying “no” to extra things when we think it will help kids. But when we say ‘yes’ and our heart is saying ‘no’ then resentment builds. We will learn how to say ‘no’ gracefully and how to set boundaries with our principals and difficult colleagues. Having tough conversations is difficult when in survival mode, which is why we save this session for later in the program. You will learn how to set appropriate boundaries with professionalism.
Week 6: Remembering the ‘Why’ – When we get into survival mode, we forget why we started this whole crazy teacher life in the first place. We need to get reconnected with not only why we love teaching by also what about us makes teaching a good fit (or not). Specifically, we’ll look at our internal values structures – what is truly important to us in life. This reflection will help you to emphasize areas about your job that fuel you versus areas that deplete you.
Week 7: Living On Purpose – Working hard without a purpose just feels futile and defeating. It’s pointless. But by tapping into your life purpose and creating your own life purpose statement, you will feel invigorated and recharged to stick with it during hard times.
Week 8: Envision Your Thriving Life – As the culminating week of the program, we will discuss your personal vision for thriving life and what steps you need to take to get to your goals. You will leave the program feeling ON FIRE for for teacher life again!
What I can promise you:
- You will change – if you are committed to this program, a great change will take place in your life!
- You will have fun! – I am committed to making the hour we spend together the most encouraging and uplifting part of your week!
- You will laugh – We will make light of life – putting everything in it’s proper perspective.
- You will gain teacher friends whose bond is truly deep and nourishing
- You will learn to value yourself and your unique gifts
- You will learn to give yourself a break
- You will learn to take care of yourself as a precious resource
Professional Development Credit:
As a teacher, personal development equates to professional development. I.e. The more we work on ourselves, the better we are as teachers. Therefore, after your complete the program, you will receive a PD credit certificate for 8 hours. *Note: not all districts will accept these hours for PD credit. Check with your district to find out.
- Pay up front: One time payment of $175 (Receive a $25 discount)
- Pay monthly: Two (2) $100 monthly payments
- I also have payment options available for new teachers in their first 3 years of teaching – contact me for details
Sign ups are currently closed for these groups but will resume in August. If you are interested and would like to be put on the waitlist for when groups become available, contact me or register below to be contacted when it’s time to sign up for a specific time.
Ready to take the plunge and sign up?! Click the registration button to get on your way!