141: Lead Your Own March!

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. Quotables “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 Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group http://ift.tt/2Cm8FZk Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: http://ift.tt/2a7MyX4 Why? 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. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’

from Always A Lesson's Empowering Educators Podcast http://alwaysalesson.com/141-lead-march/