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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

    • Education
    • 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."

    Get Ahead by Being Okay with “Good Enough”

    Get Ahead by Being Okay with “Good Enough”

    Planning and prepping lessons day by day is incredibly stressful. I know because I did it for years. Finally, I learned a few tricks to pull myself out of that day-to-day cycle. I want to help you do the same. Find the podcast show notes here ➡️ https://www.themarigoldforce.com/blog.



    CO-HOSTS: Jessie Gebauer & Joel Carlovsky

    Check out our latest free resource! ⤵️ ⤵️ ⤵️

    FAMILY COMMUNICATION GUIDE: https://themarigoldforce.ck.page/newsletterguide



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

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

    • 10 min
    Beware of the Walnut Tree Teachers

    Beware of the Walnut Tree Teachers

    Watch out for the teachers that are toxic walnut trees! Every school has them and they will suck your energy and love for teaching dry if you’re not careful. Instead, look for the marigold teachers.

    Walnut teachers and marigold teachers are drastically different. Once you know how to spot them both, you’ll be able to avoid those walnut trees. More importantly, you want to get in with the marigold teachers! Then you can learn from all their greatness and become one of the best teachers yourself!



    CO-HOSTS: Jessie Gebauer & Joel Carlovsky

    Check out our latest free resource! ⤵️ ⤵️ ⤵️

    FAMILY COMMUNICATION GUIDE: https://themarigoldforce.ck.page/newsletterguide



    PODCAST SHOW NOTES: https://www.themarigoldforce.com/blog

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

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

    • 13 min
    How to Batch Work (And Save Yourself Hours)

    How to Batch Work (And Save Yourself Hours)

    DrafBatch working might be my favorite productivity hack that I've ever learned. I share it whenever I can. Batch working will help you get twice as much done in a fraction of the time. This strategy gives your brain an advantage by focusing on similar tasks while also eliminating transitions.

    Today, I'm going to dig into what batch working is, how to start batch working right away, and what's most important to remember as you move forward. I also use the term batching in this article. They’re the same concept. Here we go!t



    CO-HOSTS: Jessie Gebauer & Joel Carlovsky

    Check out our latest free resource! ⤵️ ⤵️ ⤵️

    FAMILY COMMUNICATION GUIDE: https://themarigoldforce.ck.page/newsletterguide



    PODCAST SHOW NOTES: https://www.themarigoldforce.com/blog

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

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

    • 17 min
    Think Like an Essentialist: Why it's Crucial for Teachers

    Think Like an Essentialist: Why it's Crucial for Teachers

    It is impossible to do it all. I'm starting with that statement because it is a brand-spankin' new school year. And I know I tend to approach the end of August extremely, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. All of the fun, creative ideas that I've seen other teachers doing are dangling in front of me like a Reese’s peanut butter cup. As I’m about to put a zillion different things in action, I need to come back and remind myself that it is impossible to do at all.

    This episode of the Marigold Force Podcast is all about thinking like an essentialist, and getting really clear on what essential things you want to be focusing your energy on. Letting go of everything else is also part of this episode. Grab your notebooks because I’ll be going through this process with you, and I have a story that may help give you even more clarity. Let’s jump in!



    CO-HOSTS: Jessie Gebauer & Joel Carlovsky

    Check out our latest free resource! ⤵️ ⤵️ ⤵️

    FAMILY COMMUNICATION GUIDE: https://themarigoldforce.ck.page/newsletterguide



    PODCAST SHOWNOTES: https://www.themarigoldforce.com/blog

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

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

    • 12 min
    Don't Start Working Until You Do This!

    Don't Start Working Until You Do This!

    Stop! Don't waste your time on that. I'm screaming this from the rooftop because I need to hear it too. Just today, I caught myself reorganizing file names in Google Drive. This little stint is a red flag of mine. Usually, I’m avoiding something that's mentally challenging. When this happens I try to check myself by asking, “Is this the most important thing you should be doing right now, Jessie?”

    Learn from my mistakes friend, and get really clear on what tasks deserve your limited time and energy before jumping into action mode. Eisenhower’s Urgent and Important Matrix has been an incredible tool to clarify what is most important, and how I should consider dishing out my time. If you’ve used Eisenhower’s matrix before, I urge you to still write down your items. Pen to paper is much more powerful than simply going through your to-do list in your head.



    CO-HOSTS: Jessie Gebauer & Joel Carlovsky

    Check out our latest free resource! ⤵️ ⤵️ ⤵️

    FAMILY COMMUNICATION GUIDE: https://themarigoldforce.ck.page/newsletterguide



    PODCAST SHOWNOTES: https://www.themarigoldforce.com/blog

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

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

    • 16 min
    The #1 Secret to More Good Days

    The #1 Secret to More Good Days

    Have you ever had one of those days where it seems like everything is going wrong? One difficult thing keeps leading to another and your whole day is this domino effect of bad things happening?   

    In this episode, I’ll be talking about the #1 secret to steer clear of these types of days. It’s a simple strategy that has changed my day-to-day drastically, yet it’s so simple that you can start implementing it TODAY.

    Co-Hosts: Jessie Gebauer & Joel Carlovsky

    Check out the Free Guide "4 Secrets to Fight Teacher Burnout" >> TEACHER BURNOUT GUIDE: https://guide.themarigoldforce.com/burnout

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

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

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

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

    • 12 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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