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I’m Amber Harper, former burned-out teacher turned Teacher Burnout Coach, dedicated to helping other burned-out teachers to grow through their burnout and take their next best steps toward what they want from their career in education and in life.
After an embarrassing emotional breakdown in front of my teacher besties - I knew something needed to change - and that something was ME. I decided that I wasn’t going to settle for burnout as my sentence as a teacher, mom, wife, or friend - and I knew it was going to take WAY more than practicing “conventional self-care” to make the progress I wanted to make. No amount of manicures, bottles of wine, or bubble baths was going to save this girl...
Fast forward to a few years later and I’ve used everything I’ve learned about teacher burnout and personal development to write a book, build a course, and lead a community of BURNED-IN Teachers who refuse to settle for a life of burnout as their reality.

I’ve used my burnout as an opportunity to become an active participant in my life- in the classroom and here on the mic - using all that I’ve learned to teach kids and serve teachers… and you can do the same!

Ready to get started? The Burned-In Teacher Podcast is one part burnout and all other parts action, inspiration, and support to help you grow through your burnout and live a happier, more fulfilled career and life.

So take a deep breath, my friend, because you’re about to take your next, best step to becoming a BURNED-IN Teacher.

The Burned-In Teacher Podcast Amber Harper

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I’m Amber Harper, former burned-out teacher turned Teacher Burnout Coach, dedicated to helping other burned-out teachers to grow through their burnout and take their next best steps toward what they want from their career in education and in life.
After an embarrassing emotional breakdown in front of my teacher besties - I knew something needed to change - and that something was ME. I decided that I wasn’t going to settle for burnout as my sentence as a teacher, mom, wife, or friend - and I knew it was going to take WAY more than practicing “conventional self-care” to make the progress I wanted to make. No amount of manicures, bottles of wine, or bubble baths was going to save this girl...
Fast forward to a few years later and I’ve used everything I’ve learned about teacher burnout and personal development to write a book, build a course, and lead a community of BURNED-IN Teachers who refuse to settle for a life of burnout as their reality.

I’ve used my burnout as an opportunity to become an active participant in my life- in the classroom and here on the mic - using all that I’ve learned to teach kids and serve teachers… and you can do the same!

Ready to get started? The Burned-In Teacher Podcast is one part burnout and all other parts action, inspiration, and support to help you grow through your burnout and live a happier, more fulfilled career and life.

So take a deep breath, my friend, because you’re about to take your next, best step to becoming a BURNED-IN Teacher.

    It's Teacher Time with Stephanie Palovchik

    It's Teacher Time with Stephanie Palovchik

    Are you feeling overwhelmed as a teacher? Struggling to fit everything into your day? In this episode, Stephanie Palovchik of Teaching Little Learners pulls back the curtain on how to manage time as a teacher by sharing the strategies she uses to streamline productivity. Stephanie also discusses ways to make that never-ending to-do list feel more manageable, how to determine what you should work on during your planning time, and - of course - how to decrease decision fatigue with one simple strategy. Join us for a helpful discussion on time management strategies to help stop your teacher overwhelm by learning how to make the most of your time, prioritize tasks, and create a plan to get the job done! 
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Check out Andriana’s website  (The Active Educator) Take Stephanie’s free Teacher Productivity Quiz Get Stephanie’s free download: The Ultimate Teacher To-Do List  
    Find our Guest: 
    Instagram: @TeachingLittleLeaders Facebook: Teaching Little Leaders  Website: www.teachinglittleleaders.com Podcast: The Teacher Time Podcast   
    Our Guest’s Bio: 
    Stephanie is a productivity and planning coach for elementary teachers and the founder of Teaching Little Leaders. She’s also a kindergarten teacher and the host of The Teacher Time Podcast. Stephanie helps elementary teachers leave work at work with simple time management strategies and planning hacks that they didn’t teach in college. As a toddler mom, full-time Kindergarten teacher, and resource creator, she knows that busy teachers like you need solid systems. She believes that you deserve to spend less time prepping activities so you can get back to weekend freedom AND enjoy the best part of your job - teaching students!  
     
    Connect with me!
    Instagram: @BurnedInTeacher Facebook: The Burned-In Teacher Facebook Community Website: www.burnedinteacher.com   
    Do you know your Burnout Type? 
    Click here to find out more about your unique Burnout Type!   
    Get more BURNED-IN Teacher resources
    Click here to check out my Teachers Pay Teachers store  
    Please subscribe and leave a review so that other teachers can find the support they need to grow through their burnout and become BURNED-IN!

    • 33 min
    Ask BIT: What Advice Do You Have For Teachers Who Give So Much To Work They Have Nothing Left For Life Outside Of It?

    Ask BIT: What Advice Do You Have For Teachers Who Give So Much To Work They Have Nothing Left For Life Outside Of It?

    It’s the middle of January, and at this time of the year, it can start to feel like we’re suffering from being “teacher tired” all the time.  You know that level of tiredness that I’m talking about - we’ve all seen those “there’s no tired like teacher tired” memes.  In this episode, I’m responding to an Ask BIT question and we’re talking about energy - specifically how to create and find energy when you have none.  Teaching can be an exciting, rewarding career, but it can also leave you feeling exhausted and drained.  Listen in and learn how to manage teacher tiredness with my five key strategies and tactics.  If you feel like you’re struggling with “teacher tired” all the time, then this episode is just what you need to get some energy and motivation back into your day! 
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Episode 84: Be - Do - Have Manage Your Teacher Overwhelm Bundle   
    Connect with me!
    Instagram: @BurnedInTeacher Facebook: The Burned-In Teacher Facebook Community Website: www.burnedinteacher.com   
    Get your burnout questions answered!
    Submit your question to Ask BIT and I’ll answer it on an upcoming episode.  
    Do you know your Burnout Type? 
    Click here to find out more about your unique Burnout Type!   
    Get more BURNED-IN Teacher resources
    Click here to check out my Teachers Pay Teachers store  
    Please subscribe and leave a review so that other teachers can find the support they need to grow through their burnout and become BURNED-IN!

    • 23 min
    A Burned-In Teacher Student Spotlight: From Burned-Out to Burned-In with Amy

    A Burned-In Teacher Student Spotlight: From Burned-Out to Burned-In with Amy

    In this episode, I’m chatting with Amy - a special education teacher and Burned-In Teacher University student - about her journey through burnout and how she was able to break free from the comfortable and go for what she really wanted. Her burnout story and desire for change will get you thinking about how to go for what you want in both your career and your life.  Do you find yourself wondering how to embrace change and go for what you what? Career changes for a teacher can be scary, but when it’s aligned with your values and what you really want out of your career and life, then it’s worth it!
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Sign up for my FREE webinar - Tackle Your Burnout in 30 Minutes  
    Connect with me!
    Instagram: @BurnedInTeacher Facebook: The Burned-In Teacher Facebook Community Website: www.burnedinteacher.com   
    Do you know your Burnout Type? 
    Click here to find out more about your unique Burnout Type!   
    Get more BURNED-IN Teacher resources
    Click here to check out my Teachers Pay Teachers store  
    Please subscribe and leave a review so that other teachers can find the support they need to grow through their burnout and become BURNED-IN!

    • 47 min
    This Guy Teaches Wellness with Bryan Holyfield

    This Guy Teaches Wellness with Bryan Holyfield

    We are getting closer to the start of a new year, and with that comes a lot of focus on health and wellness goals for the upcoming year.  Whether or not you’re a teacher your health is important, but how to stay fit as a teacher and maintain a healthy lifestyle has some unique challenges. On this episode, I invited Bryan Holyfield to share his health and wellness tips for teachers. I knew that Bryan would be able to offer the best health tips and fitness advice for teachers because, as a former teacher, he just gets it. The health and wellness tips that Bryan has for teachers will empower you to step into 2023 with the strategies you need to care for your whole self.  
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Episode 166: Why a Word-of-the-Year…and How Matt Walker’s TED Talk Andrew Huberman’s Podcast Bryan’s YouTube Channel  
    Guest Bio:
    Bryan is a 10-year educator turned online fitness coach. He is a certified personal trainer and the founder of TGT Fitness (This Guy Teaches). Bryan is also a dad of 3 boys and married to his high school sweetheart. 
     
    Find Bryan:
    Website: www.TGTFitness.com  TikTok: @this_guy_teaches Instagram: @this_guy_teaches  
    Do you know your Burnout Type? 
    Click here to find out more about your unique Burnout Type!   
    Get more BURNED-IN Teacher resources
    Click here to check out my Teachers Pay Teachers store  
    Connect with me!
    Instagram: @BurnedInTeacher Facebook: The Burned-In Teacher Facebook Community Website: www.burnedinteacher.com   
    Please subscribe and leave a review so that other teachers can find the support they need to grow through their burnout and become BURNED-IN! 

    • 56 min
    Why a Word of the Year... and How

    Why a Word of the Year... and How

    As we get closer to the New Year, there is a lot of discussion about resolutions and goal setting as we look ahead at what we want to accomplish in the upcoming year.  This episode is more than just New Year’s resolution tips, information about New Year's resolutions, and how to keep them.  Instead, of focusing on lofty goals, I’ll share with you the power that one thoughtfully and carefully chosen word can have on reaching your goals in the upcoming year. In this episode, I’ll explain why I believe so strongly in having a Word-of-the-Year and how to choose your Word-of-the-Year.  I’ll also explain how having a Word-of-the-Year instead of a resolution can keep you focused on your goals so that you can create the personal and professional life you want and deserve.
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    -- Episode 15: Was Burnout Your Word for 2018? 
    -- Burned-In Teacher Word-of-the-Year Workbook
     
    Join me for my FREE Word-of-the-Year Workshop on January 9th!
    -- Click here to sign up
     
    Connect with me!
    -- Instagram: @BurnedInTeacher
    -- Facebook: The Burned-In Teacher Facebook Community
    -- Website: www.burnedinteacher.com 
     
    Do you know your Burnout Type? 
    -- Click here to find out more about your unique Burnout Type! 
     
    Get more BURNED-IN Teacher resources
    -- Click here to check out my Teachers Pay Teachers store
     
    Please subscribe and leave a review so that other teachers can find the support they need to grow through their burnout and become BURNED-IN!

    • 15 min
    A Burned-In Teacher Student Spotlight: From Burned-Out to Burned-In with Jadah

    A Burned-In Teacher Student Spotlight: From Burned-Out to Burned-In with Jadah

    You’re new to teaching, but you already feel like you’ve been on the job for years. You’re exhausted, stressed out, and feeling overwhelmed by everything you have to do. You’re not alone. Many first-year teachers experience burnout during their first year of teaching. In this episode, I interview Burned-In Teacher member and student Jadah, a first-year teacher who didn’t want to become part of the statistic of first-year teachers who quit and used what she learned from the Burned-In Process to combat her first-year teacher burnout. Before Jadah even stepped into her classroom, she recognized that she was already being affected by burnout through the narratives she was being told and what she thought she had to accept as a new teacher. Jadah explains how she was able to find the first-year teacher support that she needed to no longer feel burned out from teaching and learned how to create sustainability in a career that she loved.
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    -- The Burned-In Teacher Time Budgeter
    -- Episode 1: My Story of Burnout
     
    Sign up for my FREE workshop
    -- Click here to register for my workshop: Tackle Your Teacher Burnout in 30 Minutes
     
    Connect with me!
    -- Instagram: @BurnedInTeacher
    -- Facebook: The Burned-In Teacher Facebook Community
    -- Website: www.burnedinteacher.com 
     
    Do you know your Burnout Type? 
    -- Click here to find out more about your unique Burnout Type! 
     
    Get more BURNED-IN Teacher resources
    -- Click here to check out my Teachers Pay Teachers store
     
    Please subscribe and leave a review so that other teachers can find the support they need to grow through their burnout and become BURNED-IN!

    • 34 min

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Amy Matt ,

Loving Teaching Again

I am so happy that I found the BIT podcast. I am falling back in love with teaching and not feeling as overwhelmed with the daily tasks both in and out of school. I am actually ahead of the game for the upcoming year due to strategies that I have learned through this podcast and university! This is a great resource for new teachers who can start solid systems now and for us veteran teachers, a way for us to remember why we do what we do… and not allow us to just be living for our summers! Thanks, Amber ❤️

Kelsey275 ,

Thank you so much!!

Amber, I am so thankful that I have found your podcast! It has helped me learn the importance of work/life balance and inspires me everyday to continue to work through my burnout! Thank you so much for everything that you do for teachers!

Living on Hope ,

The Way Out

Amber’s book, website with resources, podcast and membership are the way out of burnout and the path to a sustainable teacher career. A career you want to fight for! Thanks to Amber, I have found my joy again and I have a renewed motivation to make this work!

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