Tired teachers, I’m talking to you. Too many of us spend way too much time going above and beyond.
I get it. I used to do it all the time. I gave way too much of myself to school while neglecting other areas of my life.
But, think about it. How many other professions fill their evenings, weekends, and breaks working for free?
Our teacher culture, education leaders, and our personal beliefs keep pushing us to work, work, work.
We don’t have to.
•Focusing on teaching and learning
•Use the tools we have
•Manage our time well
•Learn to strengthen our weaknesses
•Pay more attention to school funding
•Get over the blocks (like guilt for having summers off) that prevent us from having rocking balanced lives
we will begin to view teaching differently. We will become even better teachers
...and have time to actually volunteer for a charity or nonprofit.
Currently, I’m volunteering by helping to plan a reunion for the Girl Scout summer camps where I worked in my 20’s. I can’t wait to be a volunteer Girl Scout troop leader again when my daughter is old enough.
What’s your favorite way to volunteer? No school stuff allowed, unless you are not a teacher.
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I'm a teacher, mama, and mentor. I created the You Before School e-course and more. I'm here to encourage and share self-efficacy skills for women.