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Ep 63 Intuitive eating for the busy and overwhelmed teacher

Teachers often develop poor eating habits from the limited time to eat and the constant barrage of work. Think about how you work while eating, have barely any time to really enjoy your food, eating while supervising, etc. How can we possibly enjoy our food? And for those of us trying to lose weight, how…

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Ep 62 How to repair relationships with students that misbehave

It’s hard to get past someone who annoys you – whether it’s a child or adult. And we tend to place blame on circumstances beyond our control, such as parent involvement or accountability, lack of consequences from the administration, the apathy of the student. But what did WE do to mitigate those circumstances? How have…

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Ep 61 Is teaching right for you?

How do you know if teaching is really for you? This question is on the minds of new teachers year round, but especially at the end of the year. Sometimes student teaching or that first year will be that crucial time when you start feeling like something isn’t right, or maybe it’s just a little…

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Ep 60 You don’t have to quit because you’re burnt out

You may already be feeling burnout at this early point in your career. Luckily, there is no shortage of articles, podcasts, books, or Youtube videos on the topic. And the reason is obvious – teaching is hard, requires long hours with little pay, so burnout is inevitable. With all of the content on teacher burnout…

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Ep 59 Foreign language teaching struggles are relatable to us all

Foreign language teachers have a wonderful and life-changing subject area, but it definitely comes with its challenges. Reluctant speakers, struggling readers, and a subject area that is relegated as “just an elective” can make it difficult to feel like one is making an impact. Elena Spathis offers strategies on how to overcome this and turn…

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