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:
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