Oh teacher, how I understand you..
I know you got into this profession to teach, care and nurture the little ones, to experience those lightbulb moments and share in the joy of shaping minds to be curious learners and kind humans.
Your dedication to your craft is undeniable, you know you were born to do what you do, but lately you are feeling like it is all just too much.
That it shouldn’t be this hard and that all the admin and expectations are pulling you away from the reason you became a teacher in the first place.
This is exactly why I have created
Imagine you are sitting over a coffee with a friend and you’re chatting about teaching in general. You find yourself saying ‘I love teaching and I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else….BUT.’
> But…I feel totally swamped by the workload and I never seem to be able to get on top of everything, there is just not enough time.
> But…I am exhausted and constantly question whether this is the right career for me and whether I am good enough.
> But….I can’t seem to switch off without feeling guilty.
> But…the pressure and expectations from parents and leadership leaves me feeling overwhelmed and inadequate.
> But….I don’t have enough energy to have a life outside of teaching.
> But….I don’t have any time for me to look after myself.
> But…I always feel like I am helping others and not actually doing what I want to do.
> But… I see other teachers having a great life and I just don’t know how they do it.
> But…it just shouldn’t be this hard!
You just KNOW there has to be another way but you don’t even know where to start, it all seems too much.
You KNOW something has to change for you to continue to do this.
ENTER THRIVING TEACHERS….
Thriving Teachers is a 6 week group coaching program, held over an 8 week period which provides you with all the knowledge, strategies and community-based support to regain control and to learn how to love teaching as a sustainable career going forward. This program is NOT designed to be like normal professional development – there are plenty of amazing providers of professional development for teachers. This program IS a personal development course.
It is about YOU, first and foremost, which leads to an amazing flow on effect into your role as a teacher. You, dear teacher, deserve this. Thriving Teachers supports you to go from feeling guilty, overwhelmed and exhausted, to experiencing joy in your teaching day, feeling like you are allowed to have a life outside of the school gates and genuinely picturing teaching in your future….forever.
In this program, I teach you how to reconnect with the purpose of why you became a teacher and how you can embrace that each and every day. I teach you practical strategies which help you to regain the control you long for so that the whirlwind of teaching feels inspiring and enjoyable rather than overwhelming and exhausting.
By the end of Thriving Teachers you will:
° Approach teaching with a renewed sense of purpose and excitement.
° Have identified and made guilt free-time for hobbies and passions outside of teaching.
° Have implemented an empowering mindset which frees you from questioning and doubting yourself all day.
° Have established boundaries which you confidently apply to your teaching habits and hours and to your life outside of teaching.
° Know how to productively structure and prioritise your day so that you are able to use your time effectively – avoiding procrastination and a to-do list which seems endless.
° Know how to commit to healthy choices which are sustainable throughout the WHOLE term, regardless of how crazy it may become.
° Have a life outside of teaching which fills up your cup and makes you LOVE each day again.
ARE YOU READY TO DIVE IN?
NEXT ROUND OF THRIVING TEACHERS STARTS EARLY 2021
What you get in Thriving Teachers:
> 6 pre-recorded videos and slides aligned to each module which you are able to access when it suits you best in the week.
> Weekly live calls. This is your chance to ask questions, get coached and to be led through steps to create action steps to implement the knowledge you have gained. These live calls will allow for an element of reflection through guided journaling too. This is a juicy moment of time in your week where you get to focus on you without interruption or guilt. These calls will be recorded so you will have access to them if you are unable to make each live call.
Slides, resources and journaling prompts which allow you to process the information at your own pace and re-use well into your future.
Access to a private facebook group which allows you to access all the course content, as well as connect with and foster relationships with other like-minded teachers. This is a space for you to share your experiences and celebrate your wins!
1 x 30 minute 1:1 personalised implementation session with ME! This session is available to you within the duration of the program and provides individualised support for you within a private coaching space.
I would be honoured for you to join us.
What we will cover in Thriving Teachers?
Week One: Bypassing Overwhelm
In Week One we dive deep into teacher overwhelm – what it is, what causes it and how you can overcome it with very simple strategies which seamlessly integrate into your teaching day. By the end of week one you will have the knowledge to sidestep overwhelm completely.
Week Two: Perfectionism in Teaching
Week Two sees us exploring the traits of perfectionism which many teachers relate to. By the end of week two you will be able to identify your own people-pleasing ways and how these impact you, as well as strategies for breaking the all-or-nothing mindset meaning you can approach your life with consistency and alleviate your feelings of guilt!
Week Three: Powerhouse Productivity & Planning
This module will cover prioritising your to-do lists, avoiding procrastination and how to effectively structure and plan your week out so you are able to rest and recover, as well as returning to having a social life which fills you up with happiness.
This two week break in the school holidays is for you to let all the information from our first 3 modules sink in. This is a chance to implement the knowledge you have gained, ask any questions you might have about how to implement the strategies into your unique circumstances and to reflect on your learning so far..
Week Four: Embracing Confidence
In Week Four we tackle the idea of imposter syndrome and that ever nagging feeling of questioning yourself and your abilities. Learning how to identify and lever off your strengths as a teacher, as well as detaching from feedback feeling super personal, rather using it as a platform to embrace growth and build in confidence.
Week Five: Switching Off
This week is all about you being a human first before being a teacher. You will learn about how to decompress from the teaching day and explore different techniques to help you switch off from teaching without feeling guilty about it. This week will help you to understand what lights you up outside of teaching and to squirrel out TIME to do these things more regularly. Filling up your cup and bringing balance back into your life.
Week Six: Sustainable Success
Our final week together will focus on the future and how everything you have learned up until this point can be used over and over again in your future teaching career, as circumstances change. By the end of this week you will feel equipped with all you need to confidently stride into your school with confidence, energy and a genuine love for teaching, well into your future. You will understand yourself and your mindset in depth and know how to use these to your advantage.
I have designed this program based off my own experience as a teacher of nine years, my experience coaching teachers in my 1:1 program UnFrazzled and because I truly know the life-changing impact the knowledge and skills provided will have in you living a fulling, happy life full of truly enjoying those lightbulb moments with your students, as well as being present and calm with your loved ones.
°°° THRIVING TEACHERS STARTING ROUND 2 STARTING EARLY 2021 °°°
*or 4 x monthly interest-free payments of $150 – contact me to discuss this option.
° Do you have any questions? I am all ears!
Book a clarity call above or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I am more than happy to answer any questions you have.
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