As teachers, our personal goal every day is to be an effective teacher that helps students grow and learn. With that in mind, you’re probably thinking we’re going to talk about PD and learning new strategies to keep students engaged, but actually, we’re going in a different direction that will still provide the same results.
I’m excited about this episode because we’re combining two of my passions: coaching and helping teachers. In today’s episode, I’m sharing how to be an effective teacher by taking care of yourself with special guest Lizzie Langston.
Lizzie Langston is a Certified Postpartum Life Coach, podcast host of The Postpartum Coach Podcast, and advocate for postpartum mothers, helping postpartum women feel more passionate, playful, and full of purpose. She uses her experience in family studies, human development, communication, psychology, and her story to facilitate women develop a deeper relationship with their bodies, minds, and wellbeing.
Another fun fact about Lizzie is she was my first Life Coach after I had my panic attack a few years back. She is a wealth of knowledge, passionate, and has seen first-hand how much I’ve grown from the work I’ve done through coaching. Therefore, Lizzie is sharing a lot of actionable tips and insights that will shift your thinking right away in order to make you a more effective teacher, wife, mom, friend, and person.
We discussed many things throughout this episode, but our biggest topic was how coaching tools can help you become a more effective teacher. By using coaching tools, which include mindfulness, therapy principles, questioning, how the brain works, and the nervous system, they work together to bring more awareness to yourself. Having awareness first is the catalyst for change within your body and mind patterns. With that at the forefront, Lizzie explains how that helps you become an effective teacher.
The most important thing when it comes to helping others, is to take care of yourself first. While taking a bubble bath, reading a book for enjoyment, or meeting friends for coffee might work immediately, sometimes more work needs to be done. Through the work of coaching and using the tools necessary to take care of yourself, you’re ultimately making yourself a more effective teacher for you and your students.
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