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.
Let's Get Real About Work-Life Balance
In this episode, I share with you the myth and the truth behind Work-Life Balance and how we can set ourselves up for success rather than burnout when it comes to facing today's challenges at school and at home. If you're ready to do something different in the face of today's guaranteed challenges, this episode will help you to self-check your self-care in a whole new way. For more information and show notes, go to https://www.burnedinteacher.com/blog/ep-125-let's-get-real-about-work-life-balance.
3 Ways to Simplify Your EdTech Use with Jake Miller
In this episode, you get to hear my interview with Jake Miller, an 8th grade Science teacher from Ohio share his story of teacher burnout and how he's used it to reimagine his role as an educator to support himself and his students.
Jake Miller is an edtech and learning enthusiast who hosts the Educational Duct Tape podcast and shares #EduGIFs at @JakeMillerTech and on JakeMiller.net. He works as a science teacher in Ohio and previously spent 5 years as a technology integration specialist and an additional 12 years in the classroom teaching math, science & STEM at various grade levels.
In this episode, Jake will help you to NOT be overwhelmed by educational technology by helping you to identify your goals, problems, or needs; pick one that you need to focus on now; and finally how to identify a technology that can address it.
3 Powerful Questions That Will Have a BIG Impact on Your Time
If you're not asking yourself these 3 questions you could feel like you're running on the perpetual "hamster wheel" of #teacherlife. In this episode, I share a quick story of why these questions are so helpful and how you can apply them to your specific job title anytime, anywhere. So if you're struggling with teacher burnout and find yourself saying "I have too much on my plate." this is the episode for you.
For more information and show notes to go https://www.burnedinteacher.com/blog/ep-123-3-powerful-questions-that-will-have-a-big-impact-on-your-time
Find Yourself a Buddy with Kym and Heather
In this episode, Kym and Heather, two Burned-In Teacher Tribers, open up about their experience with meeting each other through The Burned-In Teacher Mastermind. This Mastermind not only includes my unique 8-step BURNED-IN process, but it's also a supportive community that'll help you grow through your burnout. Also in this episode, Kym and Heather share how they have (and continue to) support one another on their journeys out of teacher burnout.
Becoming a Deviant Teacher with Nancy Ynchaustegui
In this episode, I interview Nancy Ynchaustegui - a veteran middle school science teacher and health coach that empowers her students and clients to embrace their uniqueness and challenge the status quo. She empowers teachers by teaching them how to get back to themselves in 2 simple but - not easy - steps.
For more information and show-notes go to https://www.burnedinteacher.com/blog/ep-121-Becoming-a-Deviant-Teacher-with-Nancy-Ynchaustegui
The Original BIT Then and Now
In this episode, Janelle Owens shares how she's used what she learned from her experience with Burned-In Teacher three years ago today. She shares her biggest take-aways, how her life has changed over the last three years, and her advice to teachers who are feeling stuck, isolated, alone, and burned-out.
For more information and show notes, go to https://www.burnedinteacher.com/blog/ep-120-the-original-bit-then-and-now
Ohmygoodness, thank you
You acknowledge and emphasize that those of us who are educators are humans first; thank you thank you thank you. Now that I’ve found it, this podcast will absolutely become one of my go-to listens.
Great Listen for long commutes!
What a fantastic way to spend my commutes! Amber and her guests provide practical instructional advice as well as ideas and tips to maintain healthy mindset and person growth. Highly recommend for all educators!
A Great Message for All Teachers to Hear!
Thank you, Amber, for providing this show! It's a valuable message for all teachers to hear. Just knowing that it's normal to feel burned out at times is great... but Amber also shares messages of how to get through that burnout... right to Burn in!