Feb 08, 2021
Have you ever been in that place where you feel like you are just a robot going through the motions? Like it almost feels like you are going through your day on autopilot and you are just going through the motions which cause you to feel apathetic and resentful of your current position. These burned-out feelings are dragging you down and you know that you need to make some necessary changes to break free from your burnout.
In this episode, I interview Holly Stuart and she shares her story of teacher burnout and how she transitioned from rock bottom and feeling "neutral" about her teaching to feeling on fire and rocking student engagement using The Grid Method. She shares how her own transformation and outlook on teaching not only changed her life but also transformed her students' learning as well.
Holly is a mother of three as well as currently teaching 8th-grade science and design at an IB middle school. She is passionate about teaching science through a hands-on experiential approach with a strong emphasis on SEL and building relationships.
In this episode you will:
- Learn what The Grid Method and how Holly used it to reinvigorate her teaching. (18:00)
- Understand that sometimes you need to invest your time to learn something new in order to move forward. (24:00)
- Get ideas for how to use The Grid Method as well as resources you can check out for support. (26:20)
- Hear about Holly’s top 3 strategies for getting out of burnout (30:40)
CALL TO ACTION: THINGS YOU CAN DO TOMORROW
- Locate and develop your PLN (Personal Learning Network) - Seek out others in your school or reach out to other professionals on social media. There is power in having a community to support you!
- Trust your gut - You can tell when things aren’t going well, so be willing to change things that need to be changed. Make sure that you are setting yourself up for success so you can be there for your students.
- Work on building relationships with your students - Teach them in a way that shows them you care about them as a person while still maintaining high expectations for their learning.
FIND OUR GUEST
HOLLY'S EXAMPLE OF HOW SHE USES THE GRID METHOD
OTHER RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
The Teach Better Team Website
Teach Better Book
The Grid Method
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