The ability for a person to maintain some sort of a respectable balance between professional and personal expectations - even though it’s important - can be tricky. It’s easy to allow ourselves to fall victim to the “workaholic” mindset as a means to make sure that we feel that we are “good” at our jobs.
In this episode, I have a conversation with Matthew Woods, a fellow member of the Education Podcast Network, about the challenges teachers are facing during the Covid-19 crisis. He shares - through his administrative perspective - how the struggle with finding balance causes many teachers to “throw in the towel”. I also talk with Matthew about what caused him to become a workaholic as a young teacher and how this mindset impacted every aspect of his life. During this interview, Matthew shares with us his insights and how he worked to shift his mindset from “workaholic” to focus on what really matters.
Mr. Matthew Wood is a classroom teacher, turned administrator, who now serves as Director of Student Affairs in his current district. In addition, Matthew also worked with pre-service teachers in his role as an adjunct professor and field instructor and he is also a published author.
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