I get it…being a teacher or an administrator can be stressful. It can drain your energy. Over the last few years, I’ve taken a pointed look at my life and my work. I found myself stuck in a rut, pinned by the weight of something I couldn’t quite name. I dreaded getting up for work each day. I left work exhausted. The lightness and creativity in my work felt absent.
So I started the process of figuring out what would make my personal and professional life better. I knew that the way that I was going was not sustainable. I wanted to have the energy to be creative and curious everyday. I wanted to fix the status quo of education as we know it.
And I finally figured it out, a way that I could still have a great impact on my students and the educational system as a whole, and also let things like parent complaints, endless grading, meetings that should have been emails roll right off my back.
Through research and trial and error, I developed a process that allowed me to go from being frustrated, stressed and energy deprived educator to being a purpose driven, creative and connected leader.
As a result of using this process, I made significant changes in both my personal and professional life.
Here are just a few: