52 episodes

Teaching is hard. Burnout is real. Why does anyone choose this job anyway? Jessie Gebauer & Joel Calovsky are two educators who have learned how boundaries, habits, systems, mindset, and surrounding yourself with people that support your growth can transform your experience as an educator. They're ready to share all the juicy details. This podcast is inspired by Jennifer Gonzalez- "If you can find at least one marigold and stay close to them, you will grow. Find more than one and you will positively thrive."

The Marigold Force Podcast The Marigold Force

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

Teaching is hard. Burnout is real. Why does anyone choose this job anyway? Jessie Gebauer & Joel Calovsky are two educators who have learned how boundaries, habits, systems, mindset, and surrounding yourself with people that support your growth can transform your experience as an educator. They're ready to share all the juicy details. This podcast is inspired by Jennifer Gonzalez- "If you can find at least one marigold and stay close to them, you will grow. Find more than one and you will positively thrive."

    S2 Episode 28: Beginner's Mind: 4 Simple Approaches to Free Yourself from Impossible Expectations

    S2 Episode 28: Beginner's Mind: 4 Simple Approaches to Free Yourself from Impossible Expectations

    Welcome to today's episode on Beginner's Mind: 4 Simple Approaches to Free Yourself from Impossible Expectations.

    Teachers! Have you ever been stuck in a professional learning or development and told yourself “I already know this! Why am I here? This is not only boring but a waste of my time!” Or what about when an administrator gave you some feedback and you thought to yourself “Okay! Whatever! Next! I am the one who is doing this every day! I am the expert on what I need!” 

    When those thoughts and feelings come up, that is the perfect moment to practice having a Beginner’s Mind. We will be sharing so many stories of when we did NOT practice Beginner’s Mind and how we had to learn the hard way how to get curious and free ourselves from all the expectations around us and inside of us. Being an expert isn’t a bad thing. But using Beginner’s Mind will help you take one step at a time, let go of prejudgments, and find a sense of inquiry where you welcome and focus the questions not just the answers.

    BONUS: Joel and Jessie have created a Free Guide just for you! - 6 Steps To A Killer Workflow. These steps have completely transformed our experience as educators over the years. With this guide, you’ll work through 6 key aspects we’ve identified in our own workflow and what we do to actually feel done working. Yes, it’s possible to feel “done!” (And taking your work home over the weekend is NOT in that guide!)

    Check out the Free Guide in the podcast link below!

    Co-Hosts: Jessie Gebauer & Joel Carlovsky 

    PODCAST: https://www.themarigoldforce.com/podcast

    BLOG: https://www.themarigoldforce.com/blog

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/themarigoldforce

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/themarigoldforce

    TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/marigoldforce

    • 26 min
    S2 Episode 27: Embrace the Season: 4 Ways to Actively Accept the Season You Are In

    S2 Episode 27: Embrace the Season: 4 Ways to Actively Accept the Season You Are In

    Welcome to today's episode on Embrace the Season: 4 Ways to Actively Accept the Season You Are In.

    Have you ever just kept pushing forward no matter what? Maybe you are like us and prefer the warmer seasons of life - literally and metaphorically - so even in the colder and harder months you keep pushing through? We know that sometimes it feels like we are wearing this invisible badge that says “I am a teacher. I can do anything. Watch out!”

    We definitely know that feeling of pushing through all the seasons and not taking enough time to adapt, rest and slow down. Today, we will be talking about embracing the season. The beautiful. The hard. The lonely. The stressful. The productive. The peaceful. All of the seasons! The inspiration for this episode comes from Katherine May’s recent book Wintering but as always we will put our Marigold Force twist on things by sharing our stories around accepting life’s seasons and why we had to learn these important lessons.

    BONUS: Joel and Jessie have created a Free Guide just for you! - 6 Steps To A Killer Workflow. These steps have completely transformed our experience as educators over the years. With this guide, you’ll work through 6 key aspects we’ve identified in our own workflow and what we do to actually feel done working. Yes, it’s possible to feel “done!” (And taking your work home over the weekend is NOT in that guide!)

    Check out the Free Guide in the podcast link below!

    Co-Hosts: Jessie Gebauer & Joel Carlovsky

    PODCAST: https://www.themarigoldforce.com/podcast

    BLOG: https://www.themarigoldforce.com/blog

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/themarigoldforce

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/themarigoldforce

    TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/marigoldforce

    • 29 min
    S2 Episode 26: Toxic Positivity: 5 Ways To Combat It Now!

    S2 Episode 26: Toxic Positivity: 5 Ways To Combat It Now!

    Welcome to today's episode on Toxic Positivity: 5 Ways to Combat It Now. We are the Marigold Force Podcast.

    Have you ever heard any phrases like these? “Oh, don’t worry. It’s going to be just fine. You’re going to be just fine. All you have to do is keep doing your best. And you’re already doing your best.” Or what about these? “Well, at least we are so lucky to be doing what we are doing. We are doing one of the hardest jobs during one of the hardest times. So lucky!” Or what about these classic phrases? “Just look on the bright side. You’ll get over it. Just think happy thoughts. Well, It could be worse!”

    Those phrases ring so true for us at the Marigold Force. We hear them often, and today we are going to name it for what it is - Toxic Positivity - and share with you 5 Ways to Combat It Now. We will also be sharing examples of True Positivity. Being positive - truly positive - isn’t a bad thing. But using toxic positivity to manipulate your feelings or others feelings is never okay. Let’s get to today’s episode: Toxic Positivity: 5 Ways To Combat It Now.

    BONUS: Joel and Jessie have created a Free Guide just for you! - 6 Steps To A Killer Workflow. These steps have completely transformed our experience as educators over the years. With this guide, you’ll work through 6 key aspects we’ve identified in our own workflow and what we do to actually feel done working. Yes, it’s possible to feel “done!” (And taking your work home over the weekend is NOT in that guide!)

    Check out the Free Guide in the podcast link below!

    Co-Hosts: Jessie Gebauer & Joel Carlovsky

    PODCAST: https://www.themarigoldforce.com/podcast

    BLOG: https://www.themarigoldforce.com/blog

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/themarigoldforce

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/themarigoldforce

    TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/marigoldforce

    • 26 min
    S2 Episode 25: This Isn’t Working! 4 Steps To Effectively Advocate For Yourself

    S2 Episode 25: This Isn’t Working! 4 Steps To Effectively Advocate For Yourself

    Welcome to our episode on This Isn’t Working! 4 Steps To Effectively Advocate For Yourself. We are the Marigold Force.

    This. Just. Isn’t. Working. No, today we are not talking about that classic breakup line. We are realizing when in our teaching professions we hit those real moments when we need to name that it’s not working and figure out how to advocate for ourselves.

    We will be showing you 4 Steps to Effectively Advocate for Yourself so that you can have radically candid conversations with your colleagues, your administrators, yourself, or really anyone. It’s all about being effective and not getting or staying stuck in the It’s-Not-Working death trot.

    Oh, the It’s-Not-Working death trot! We’ve been there. You know the feeling when you’re technically moving, but you know you are going nowhere! Well Marigolds, no more. Let’s get to the podcast and the action! 

    BONUS: Joel and Jessie have created a Free Guide just for you! - 6 Steps To A Killer Workflow. These steps have completely transformed our experience as educators over the years. With this guide, you’ll work through 6 key aspects we’ve identified in our own workflow and what we do to actually feel done working. Yes, it’s possible to feel “done!” (And taking your work home over the weekend is NOT in that guide!)

    Check out the Free Guide in the podcast link below!

    PODCAST: www.themarigoldforce.com/podcast

    BLOG: www.themarigoldforce.com/blog

    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/themarigoldforce

    INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/themarigoldforce

    TWITTER: twitter.com/marigoldforce

    • 17 min
    S2 Episode 24: 3 Techniques To Skillfully Get What You Want

    S2 Episode 24: 3 Techniques To Skillfully Get What You Want

    Welcome to our episode on 3 Techniques To Skillfully Get What You Want. We are the Marigold Force.

    Have you ever struggled to get what you want? Is it difficult to ask for what you need? Have you ever written and rewritten an email all while not knowing if it’s getting to what you actually want? Have you ever practiced having a tough conversation but couldn’t figure out the best way to word it? What to say? What to NOT say? We have. We definitely have. We all have. And today, we are going to share three techniques to be skillful while getting what you want.

    Marigolds, it is all about those interpersonal effectiveness skills to get what you want, keep your relationships strong, and preserve your self-respect in the process. We will not only be sharing these techniques but also our stories around them. Our successes. Our hard lessons. And everything in between!

    BONUS: Joel and Jessie have created a Free Guide just for you! - 6 Steps To A Killer Workflow. These steps have completely transformed our experience as educators over the years. With this guide, you’ll work through 6 key aspects we’ve identified in our own workflow and what we do to actually feel done working. Yes, it’s possible to feel “done!” (And taking your work home over the weekend is NOT in that guide!)

    Check out the Free Guide in the podcast link below!

    PODCAST: www.themarigoldforce.com/podcast

    BLOG: www.themarigoldforce.com/blog

    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/themarigoldforce

    INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/themarigoldforce

    TWITTER: twitter.com/marigoldforce

    • 25 min
    S2 Episode 23: Stop Reinventing The Wheel: 3 Things You Should Start Copying

    S2 Episode 23: Stop Reinventing The Wheel: 3 Things You Should Start Copying

    Welcome to Stop Reinventing The Wheel: 3 Things You Should Start Copying. We are the Marigold Force.

    Are you tired of creating all the time? Coming up with systems, engaging lessons, and creative solutions to a zillion different problems is exhausting. We have a little secret for you. It’s OKAY to copy from the greats. There’s a reason we hear the phrase, “don’t reinvent the wheel” all the time.

    We’re not talking about copying the lesson plans of your colleagues. We’re talking about three areas that will impact your day in an even deeper way - the flow, habits, and mindset of “great teachers.” Having a strong flow, habits, and mindset allows the real magic to happen. 

    PODCAST: www.themarigoldforce.com/podcast

    BLOG: www.themarigoldforce.com/blog

    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/themarigoldforce

    INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/themarigoldforce

    TWITTER: twitter.com/marigoldforce

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

MplsPinReview ,

Excited to use this tool

I’m thrilled and thankful that Jessi and Joel have put out this tool. What a wonderfully structured way to organize and analyze potentially self-sabotaging thoughts.

KariField ,

Grow Personally and Professionally with The Marigold Force

Jessie and Joel are a dynamic duo. It was a pleasure to spend 45 minutes meditating, reflecting, and learning with them. This podcast may have been created for teachers, but it’s definitely for everyone. No matter our profession, we can all struggle with putting our needs on the back burner and powering through because it’s what we’re “supposed” to do, right? Wrong. This podcast was the reminder I needed to find “me time.”

Danielle Espo ,

Rejuvenating and beyond Important!

I LOVE this podcast with Joel and Jessie -- as a teacher I struggle so much to slow down and check in with myself. I put so much pressure on myself and the betterment of my students that I completely forget about myself. Sound familiar fellow educators? I love that this is an interactive podcast that (gently) force me to make space for myself because, dammit, I deserve it. We need more of this across education. <33

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