Teaching is overwhelming and teachers often put themselves last in self-care. This leads to burn out and a short career. Advocating for your needs can be hard and well, awkward. But by reflecting on what you need, requesting what you need, and requiring what you need you’ll be able to lead your own march! Tune in to hear 4 actionable steps to ensure you advocate for your needs just as successfully as you do for your students.
“Just like you advocate for the needs of your students, advocate for yourself. Reflect what you need. Request what you need. Require what you need.” – Gretchen of Always A Lesson
No one gets left behind- not on our watch, not in our classroom
If you focus so much on student needs that you neglect what you need as a teacher and as a person, you are going to lose your effect on your students
Respect the folks you work with because everyone has something to contribute
Once I knew WHAT [I needed], I [had] to figure out WHO could help and HOW they could help
Advocating for your needs ensures great teachers stay in the profession
This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future.
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