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Two teachers focused on helping you master your time, organization and productivity.

    095. The Truth About Teacher Burnout

    095. The Truth About Teacher Burnout

    We’ve got to share some tough love and drop a whole lot of truth in this episode.


    Over the last couple of episodes we’ve been diving deep into understanding teacher burnout. Our goal is to determine the causes and learn strategies for helping to avoid burnout. In this episode we need to share what so many might need to hear and that is…


    “Self care is NOT the solution for teacher burnout”


    We see so many posts, discussions, and even receive PD all about self care. This idea that all we need is to take care of ourselves or take time for yourself will not solve the problems that are causing you to feel burnout. To really feel a difference, we have to get at the root of the problem. So we share 5 categories of stressors that may be causing you to feel exhausted and burnout. 


    In this episode we share:


    Organization can lead to you feeling frazzled and lost when trying to clear your head space for the day. 

    A lack of work-life separation is not sustainable and can lead to an overwhelming feeling of exhaustion. 

    Developing unrealistic expectations can lead to self-doubt and disappointment. 

    Identifying our emotions can help us in understanding how we react to situations. 

    While we may not be in control of everything around us, we can still speak out and have our voices be heard. 


    Be sure to check out the last two episodes on Teacher Burnout:


    093. Our Teacher Burnout Journeys

    094. The Teacher Burnout Sliding Scale


     


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    • 42 min
    094. The Teacher Burnout Sliding Scale

    094. The Teacher Burnout Sliding Scale

    Defining everything with a hard line can be challenging. This is because so much of life is on a sliding scale. How much money we make, the happiness we feel, how tired we are… so if we think of life (of everything really) as this sliding scale, then what is stopping us from recognizing that we might have all experienced burnout to some degree?


    In episode 089. Does Balance Really Exist? We discussed how balance is really a sliding scale and this is constantly changing depending on the events happening in your life. So in other words, you have to adjust as you go in order to maintain that sense of balance. 


    In this episode we share:


    What causes teacher burnout

    How our seasons in life can cause burnout 

    Burnout can come in waves

    Burnout is going to look different for everyone


    Be sure to check out our previous episode 093. Our Teacher Burnout Journeys


     


    SUBMIT YOUR TIME SUCKING HURDLE!


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    • 27 min
    093. Our Teacher Burnout Journeys

    093. Our Teacher Burnout Journeys

    Every teacher has experienced some level of burnout. The pains, stressors, and overwhelming demands that come with being an educator can take its toll after a period of time; and to help you understand this a little better we want to share some statistics with you:


    41.3% of new teachers leave the profession within the first 5 years

    66% of teachers want to leave their job while 36.4% are likely to quit

    15% of teachers in the U.S. leave the profession every year (Alliance for Excellent Education)


    After hearing those statistics, the next question that popped into your head is probably why. Why are so many teachers leaving or wanting to leave the profession? In this episode we want to dissect teacher burnout by sharing our journey with burnout. We give you specifics of what happened, why it happened, and when it happened. 


    Stay tuned this month as we dig deep into understanding teacher burnout and identify the most effective tools to ensure you can overcome the challenges you face. 


     


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    • 35 min
    092. Q&A: Answering YOUR Questions

    092. Q&A: Answering YOUR Questions

    We get asked so many questions on how we manage our busy schedules, families, and growing to-do lists. So we headed to instagram and collected your questions to give you all another Q&A episode! In this episode we are sharing the answers to all your time management, organization and productivity questions. 


    In this episode we answer your questions:


    Teachingwithmstaub: Tips for first year teachers for setting up systems for a successful year

    Kavyadhakal_: What are the top two time management tips you have for students?

    _missblackstone: What productive activity would you choose if you had 2 mins, 5 mins, and 30 min to spare?

    Pencilsandmagicwands: What are your best tips for organizing the paper monster in the classroom? 

    Jfisher4092: How do you organize student data? 

    jaclyn_mcgee: Digital is great! But what nondigital items are necessary to be productive, organized, etc.

    rac0y: What type of tools do you use as timers within the classroom during activities?

    headbandsandhappydays: Bridget - how did having kids impact all things TOP for you at home? Esp. while baby/toddler

    mrs_ferreiras_happy_app…: Planning for parent teacher conferences

    beccaaaa-10: How do you efficiently sort through resources left behind by another teacher?


     


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    • 43 min
    091. Google Slides: The What, Why, and How for Teachers

    091. Google Slides: The What, Why, and How for Teachers

    One of the most popular digital tools that teachers use is PowerPoint. This software has taken the education field by storm due to its versatility and ability to make reactive and engaging activities for kids. But what if we told you that there was another tool that would make your life even easier than PowerPoint. No more having to make sure you save the document, forgetting your laptop or flash drive at home, and experiencing crashes that lose all your work (we’ve experienced it all!). 


    In this episode we are sharing the what, why and how of Google Slides. Because this platform has so many features and it can be overwhelming to list them all, we’ve compiled a few of our favorites and how you can use them. So even though you might already be using Google Slides we want to share a few features that can make your life even easier. 


    In this episode we share:


    The benefits of using Google Slides over Powerpoint 

    How to create locked background elements

    Exporting your slides as images

    Converting your PowerPoint Slides into Google Slides

    Products you can easily create using Google Slides


     


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    We want to know what is sucking up all of your time either as a teacher or just a person. Head over to our website and submit your TSH so that you can have a chance to be featured on the podcast!


     


    SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW


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    Now if you’re feeling extra loving, We would be really grateful if you left us a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find our podcast and they’re also fun for us to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let us know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

    • 25 min
    090. Quick Tips for Teacher Time Sucking Hurdles

    090. Quick Tips for Teacher Time Sucking Hurdles

    We have all experienced those moments when something happens that takes all your time away from getting your to-do list checked off for the day. Like when you have to deal with a behavior issue that erupted during recess in the middle of your planning period. When you have an emergency and need to rethink your plans for the week. When your coworker comes in to vent leaving you no time to make copies.


    We get hundreds of messages from teachers just like you that share all kinds of situations that take up all their time. We call these Time Sucking Hurdles. Normally, we answer one TSH a week at the start of every podcast but because of the overwhelming response, we wanted to dedicate an entire episode sharing TSH’s from teachers all over and our response to them. 


    We hope you can relate to these TOP Teachers and also get a little advice that you can take back to your own classroom. Keep those Time sucking hurdles coming!


     


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    SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW


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    Now if you’re feeling extra loving, We would be really grateful if you left us a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find our podcast and they’re also fun for us to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let us know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
467 Ratings

467 Ratings

Cutiepielovexoxo98 ,

life saving

Your suggestion on batching vs task switching changed my life.

Teach2XL ,

Affirmation

You two ground my thoughts! Your conversation validates my reality and helps me stay focused on what is the most important… our kiddos!!! Keep the conversations rolling!!! Thank you. I am promoting you every chance I get, our profession needs you!

RussellRMC ,

A podcast for any professional

I absolutely love the podcast. Bridget and Michelle’s content is on point! The content they give is true for any profession!! I am not a teacher, but a medical office professional. I will use their tips to be more organized and productive!! It is great professional and personal development for me that these two ladies give!! Keep up the amazing work!!

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