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May 23, 2022

In this episode, I talk with Alexis Shepard; a former educator that used her experience with burnout to create a platform - The AfroEducator - to empower teachers to live and teach more authentically.  Together, we define what the “good teacher” narrative is and how the stories that teachers tell themselves - and accept - can further deepen the feelings and effects of burnout.  In this episode, Alexis shares strategies that you can use to maintain a positive mindset and to challenge the “good teacher” narrative so you can live and teach more authentically and show up in your life as your best self.  

Alexis Shepard is a former teacher with ten years of experience in South Carolina public schools. Her career began as an elementary teacher where she taught 2nd and 4th grades before transitioning to the middle school setting where she taught 6th grade ELA. Alexis believes in a human-centered approach to teaching and learning that emphasizes critical thinking and empathy. In 2018 she created her brand, The AfroEducator, where she uses her voice and expertise to empower educators to live more authentically. She believes in change for teachers and is dedicated to creating cultures of wellness in K12 educational settings

In this episode you will:

  • Hear Alexis talk about her burnout story and the steps she took to overcome it. 
  • Learn how she maintains a positive mindset.
  • Know what strategies Alexis turns to when things get challenging. 
  • Learn strategies for how to combat drama. 

 

CALL TO ACTION: THINGS YOU CAN DO TOMORROW 

  1. Set a goal for yourself.  This could be either professionally or personally.
  2. Find people to connect with.  
  3. Reflect on how you respond to people and/or situations.  Is it positive or negative? 

 

FIND OUR GUEST 

Instagram: @theafroeducator

Twitter: @theafroeducator

Website: www.theafroeducator.com 

The Afro Educator Podcast

 

OUR GUEST’S RESOURCES 

Find out your teacher type - click here to take Alexis’s Teacher Type Quiz

Check out Alexis’s Podcast - click here to find the Latest Episodes of The AfroEducator Podcast

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE 

Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day...No Matter What by Angela Watson

Click here to find out more about the Agents of Change mentioned in this episode 

 

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