The Burned-In Teacher University

The ultimate 8-week course for educators to learn how to stop the cycle of burnout and take their next best steps toward a sustainable and fulfilling career in education.


What if new possibilities were just on the other side of your burnout?

Let’s backtrack for a minute, shall we?

Remember that first day you showed up in your classroom? You came with a full heart and dedication to inspire a love of learning in your students. You knew it would be difficult, and wow, was it ever! But somehow in the back of your mind, you knew you’d get the hang of it and somehow figure out a way to do all the things and wear all the hats.

And maybe you did… for a time.

But since then, you’ve noticed the excitement and anticipation you once felt for your job has been replaced with worry and disappointment.


  • You long to spend time crafting creative lessons and experiences for your students. Instead, you’ve got your head down trying to get just the bare minimum done, so you can leave before 5 PM.
  • Rather than investing energy in your dreams and goals beyond the classroom, you feel like you’re constantly putting out fires among student behavior, parent concerns, and misunderstandings between colleagues.
  • You wish you could be more present with your students, but the stress and worry about how you’re going to get all your grading, lesson planning, and paperwork done takes the spotlight in your brain.
  • You wish you could finally find a balance between your workload, family responsibilities, and having one effing moment to yourself. But no matter which way your priorities teeter on the scale in your mind, you feel bogged down in guilt and shame.
  • You keep waiting to feel confident in your skills to handle the challenges that come your way, but each new difficulty fills a chasm of self-doubt.

You know something needs to change…but you’re not really sure what that looks like.

  • Sure, you've tried to be more productive during your planning time. But it seems like there's always one more thing on your plate, taking precedence over your towering pile of grading and lesson planning.
  • When you avoid working on the weekends, it only makes you feel even more guilty and makes the start of your week even more complicated.
  • Sure, you've tried to be more productive during your planning time. But it seems like there's always one more thing on your plate, taking precedence over your towering pile of grading and lesson planning.
  • When you avoid working on the weekends, it only makes you feel even more guilty and makes the start of your week even more complicated.

The truth is, you’re worried that if you got serious about finding a way out of this tiring cycle of stress and overwhelm, you’d end up with only two real choices:

Leave the profession you love or settle for your current reality.

Can I get real with you for a minute?

I’ve been in your shoes before… and it’s so damn difficult.

I used to pose as the teacher who loved her job, giving it everything I had until I realized I had lost pieces of myself in the process. It wasn't until I took a good hard look at my situation and the choices I was making that I realized…. I had the ability to change my reality.

Listen friend, there IS a way out of burnout, but you can't go over it and you can't go around it. You have it go through it.

Believing that you’re capable of becoming the person you want to be. Because the next time your self-doubt tries to give its two cents worth, you’ll need a rebuttal that shines the spotlight on your strengths and determination.

Getting honest with yourself to understand how your challenges contribute to burnout. When you know the root of the problem, you'll be more equipped to find creative solutions that might be simpler than you think.

Clarifying what you want so you can figure out what’s triggering the bitterness and negativity. You’re the only person who can achieve your dreams and goals. Sometimes resentment is an indicator that it’s time to take action and step out of your comfort zone.

Bottom line: You have more options than you might realize.

You deserve to have a career that's on your terms.

So what if you said “that’s enough” to your burnout and stepped out of your comfort zone to find out what you could change?

With the proper focus and action steps, you’d be able to do more than put your own mask first, and finally …

Take time for the people and activities you enjoy.

Let’s call time-out that scarcity mindset, shall we? Because behind those locked doors of  “I don’t have time for that” thinking, there’s freedom and creativity to find simple solutions to help you prioritize what matters.

Find confidence in your skills and abilities.

It's time to affirm the stuff that you're really friggin' good at and find your sweet spot in a career you're passionate about. That self-doubt won't stand a chance when you fuel your thoughts with creativity and infuse the oxygen of curiosity.

Create a career and life that’s full of purpose and joy.

Only you can decide what you want your life to look like. Clarifying your values, dreams, and game equipment will illuminate the path toward a life full of happiness and fulfillment whether that looks like a career shift or finding creative ways to change what teaching looks like for you.

Ready to find out what’s on the other side of your burnout?

It’s time to make moves that will transform your situation into a flourishing career and life.


The 8-step process to help you ditch teacher burnout and take the next best steps toward a future that lights you up!


“I have clarity for what I want and where I see myself going forward.”

"Going through the Burned-In process has helped me connect with other educators who are struggling in similar ways. It has helped me feel less alone in the middle of a pandemic when burnout is at an all-time high. Growing through burnout is allowing me to visualize and find clarity for what I want right now and where I see myself going forward. "

- Kimberly, 1st Grade Teacher

Here’s what’s waiting for you inside Burned-In Teacher University

8 Modules of Video Lessons and Resources

I'll guide you through my Burned-In Process to help you move through the 5 stages of burnout. Each module includes self-paced video lessons incorporating a mindset focus and a time and energy focus to set you up for success as you implement the material.

Module 1: Begin Where You

Are I'll help you understand what caused your burnout in the first place, so you can identify what situations and habits led to your feelings today. When you know the root of your burnout, you're better equipped to take the action that will lead you out of it.

Module 2: Understand Your Teacher Brand

Your Teacher Brand is how you live out your values and beliefs. In this module, I’ll show you how to identify your Teacher Brand and how you can use it to reinvigorate your passion for your profession.

Module 3: Reflect on Your Challenges

In this module, we'll focus on the specific challenges you're facing that contribute to your burnout and identify what you can and can't control. I'll show you how this mindset shift will help you find simple solutions to some of your biggest challenges that you may never have seen before.

Module 4: Nurture Your Habits and Strengths

You’ll learn how to celebrate and empower your natural abilities and traits that contribute to what you bring to the table both inside and outside the classroom. The things that make you come alive as a teacher and a human can point you toward decisions that will lead to fulfillment in your life and career.

Module 5: Extend Your Reach and Possibilities

I’ll show you how to identify areas of growth that could lead to lasting change for how you show up in your profession. You’ll find out just how much more you are capable of when you open your heart and mind to new perspectives and possibilities.

Module 6: Determine Your Long Term Goals

I'll step you through my goal-setting system to help you plan for a personal and professional future that excites you. You'll learn how to invest in these goals in a sustainable way that will lead to fulfillment and joy!

Module 7: Initiative Lasting Change

I'll walk you through how to take consistent action toward your goals so that you can create lasting change in your professional and personal life. You'll learn to create habits that reinforce your goals and support your vision for your future.

Module 8: Never Settle

Find out what it looks like to commit to your beliefs, habits, and goals as your new normal. You'll learn how to approach feelings of burnout the next time they creep back in (because the burned-in journey is never one and done), so you have a method for getting yourself back on track.

Burned-In Reflection Journal

Keep track of what you’re learning, experiencing, and how you’re taking action as you move through the Burned-In Process. In this comprehensive reflection journal, you’ll find prompts, questions, and guidance to help you actively reflect on your growth throughout the course.

Burned-In Stage Tracker

This quiz-like tracker is your anytime check in with yourself to help you understand your progress. Simply and honestly answer the questions and you’ll be told your current stage and what lessons and modules are most important for you to revisit, should burnout creep in again.

Time Budgeter

Is a lack of time at the root of your burnout? Use this tool to help you clarify how much time you have to allocate toward each item within your workload and create goals for your time management so you can quit working nights and weekends once and for all.

Agents of Change Poster

Bring the support and encouragement of BIT University to the walls of your classroom or workspace so you can reference the affirmations and mantras throughout the school day. Many teachers use these posters as a resource and visual for their students as well!

16 Professional Growth Points

Receive a Certificate of Completion to share with your administration and 16 PGPs to apply to your annual professional growth requirements.

Plus these bonus trainings to help you go further in your burned-in journey.

How to Create a Self-Care Plan Centered on Your Unique Teaching Style - with Alexis Shepard

Did you know that your teaching style can be the key to unlocking your path out of burnout? In this workshop, Alexis Shepard, The AfroEducator, covers the 4 teaching types and how understanding your unique skills and strengths can help you create a self-care plan that leads to wellness and a greater impact in the classroom.

How to Build a Profitable Teacher Business - With Molly Wheatley

In this masterclass, you'll learn how Molly went from burned-out to burned-in by channeling her teacher burnout into her tutoring business. She'll share the top 5 ways you can create a profitable teacher business while staying in the classroom.

Three Ways to Shift Our Perspective with Student Behavior - With Andriana Zarovska

In this video training, Andriana will walk you through three ways we can begin shifting our perspective with student behavior today!  This work is sure to lead to less burnout and more enjoyment in the classroom alongside your students.  Happy learning and feel free to leave questions below the video training or reach out to Andriana on Instagram or email!

How to Have Crucial Conversations with Your Principal - With Joe Sanfelippo

Learn the right words to say when approaching your principal or administrator inside this bonus interview with Joe SanFillipo, author of Hacking Leadership. The next time you need help, feel overwhelmed, or want to better understand a situation, you’ll know how to start those crucial conversations that will lead to a trusting and collaborative relationship with your principal.

“I have learned to set boundaries around my time.”

"I can't even begin to explain how much I've grown through my burnout. Through being pushed further and further past where I thought my limits were, I have learned that I can take on more than I thought I was capable of. I have learned to set boundaries around my time, and that being intentional with my time and tasks is extremely helpful."

- Chelsea, 5th Grade Teacher

Lemme make one thing very clear…

This course isn’t a positivity pep talk.

If you’re worried for one second that I’m going to give you shallow tips and opinions that will only lead to short-term results…if any at all… then think again, friend.

Positivity Pep Talk…

  • Tells you to kick your feet up, take bubble baths, and just relax.
  • Glosses over hardships and avoids uncomfortable conversations.
  • Promotes quick fixes to help you “Hakuna Matata” your life.
  • Sells you “stuff” that you’re told will magically organize your life.
  • Focuses on soothing the feelings of overwhelm and stress.
  • Flaunts fake smiles and fake-it-til-you-make it mentality.

The Burned-In Teacher University…

  • Helps you identify why you’re so effing burned out, so you can take action that will actually make a difference.
  • Validates your challenges and helps you find specific and effective solutions.
  • Gives proven step-by-step strategies to help you clarify what you want so you can make progress and reach your goals.
  • Helps you do the work from the inside out because your actions will ALWAYS align with your beliefs.
  • Helps you uncover what triggers the overwhelm and stress.
  • Prompts reflection and conversation that leads to growth and change.

This course will help you dive into the root cause of your burnout and find a path that will lead you to the freedom, joy, and fulfillment you deserve.


“Thank you for helping me stop the shame.”

"I felt that I was searching, but I didn't know what I was searching for. The amount of growth that I've experienced not just as a teacher, but as a human has been exponential! Thank you for helping me stop the shame."

- Sarah, Teacher

Join the Burned-In Teacher University today and get FOREVER ACCESS to…

  • 8 Modules of Video Lessons, Workbooks, and Resources
  • The Burned-In Reflection Journal
  • The Burned-In Stage Tracker
  • The Time Budgeter
  • Agents of Change Posters
  • Bonus Training with Alexis Shepard
  • Bonus Training with Molly Wheatley
  • Bonus Training with The Active Educator
  • Bonus Interview with Joe SanFillipo
For a one-time payment of

My Guarantee

When you join Burned-In Teacher University, you get the resources, tools, and guidance to help you break the burnout cycle and cultivate a career you love. As a long-time practitioner of the Burned-In Process and having guided and shared these principles with thousands of other educators, I'm confident in what this program can achieve for you. It's a proven system, and paired with your consistent effort and intention, I know this course can help you take steps toward a happier life in this profession. I call this framework a PROCESS because each action step provides a foundation for the next one, so your success will depend on your consistency and commitment throughout the entire 8-week program. However, if you don’t feel like the program is a good fit for you, after 7 days of purchase AND after showing proof of taking action on the material, I’ll refund your money in full.

Hi, I'm Amber Harper

Founder of Burned-In Teacher University

I used to spend my 25-minute commute to school holding back tears, hoping my 2nd-grade daughter wouldn’t notice with her headphones on in the back seat. 

I was listening to a playlist of my own—shuffling through the lies I would tell myself on repeat that made me sink deeper into burnout. Maybe you’ve heard some of them too…

  • I believed I didn’t have the capacity to pursue any career outside of the classroom.
  • I thought my current situation was my only future.
  • I understood stress, overwhelm, and defeat as unavoidable feelings as a teacher.

It wasn't until I took a good hard look at my beliefs and gave a damn about the thoughts I was letting take up space in my head that I realized where my burnout stemmed from.

It wasn't until I took a good hard look at my beliefs and gave a damn about the thoughts I was letting take up space in my head that I realized where my burnout stemmed from.

I created Burned-In Teacher University to give you the support and guidance you need while allowing yourself to feel the feelings that can help you uncover solutions and take proactive steps toward a better, brighter future.

This course isn't about convincing you to stay in teaching or saying you have to get out. It's about helping you do something different, whether that looks like changing careers, switching grade levels, setting boundaries, or finding creative ways to solve problems.

So friend, consider this your permission slip to find out what you’re capable of.

No more surviving, teacher friend. It’s time for you to thrive!


“I feel organized and excited for this school year!”

"I went from being a teacher who last year was completely overwhelmed by the situation that we got put in as well as burned-out from all the things we teachers have to deal with to being organized and excited for this school year. I've learned new tricks and ways to deal with things. It's really been a game-changer for me.

- Jackie, Teacher

Let’s talk about your questions.

“Almost all the challenges I had before were acknowledged and grown through.”

"It's kind of strange, I hadn't thought I was really growing until I got closer to the end. The strategies that Amber's course walks each person through becoming part of the person each week, so there's no overwhelming moment where it feels like it's all clicked... And then I got to the end and took the quiz again and almost all the challenges I had before were acknowledged and grown through."

- Hilary, 7th Grade English Teacher

Here’s how you can be totally sure that Burned-In Teacher University is for you…

  • You’re a PreK-12 teacher, coach, specialist, or administrator who wants to make teaching a more sustainable career. FYI, if any of the titles don’t quiiiiitttte match your job description, it's probably going to work for you if you’re after the same things.
  • You’re prepared to do the work from the inside out and focus on the things within YOUR control. Heck yes! It won’t be easy, but when teaching becomes something that puts a sparkle in your eye rather than a pit of dread in your stomach, it will be so worth it!
  • You're ready to take action, big and/or small, to improve your work habits, your attitude, and your environment. Each small step you take toward your goals is proof to yourself that you CAN, and YOU WILL create a reality that lights your spark and restores your happiness.
  • You’re willing to make the time to watch the lessons and do the activities in the reflection journal. This matters to you, and you're ready to invest the time to make it happen.
  • You’re convinced the only reason why you’re struggling in this profession is because of a flawed educational system. II'll be the first to admit that the system has MANY flaws. But the truth is, most of them are beyond our control. This course is about helping you change and transform the areas within your control, including your thoughts, actions, and habits.
  • You’re not willing to commit to the process of reflecting on your thoughts and beliefs. Our actions stem from our beliefs which is why this step is so important.
  • You don’t plan on making any changes or following any of the action steps. The phrase, "actions speak louder than words," has never been more true for your circumstances, friend. If you're ready for change, it's time for your actions to take the lead.
  • You’re not sure if you’ll have the time to complete the course. I get it. Feel free to come back to this course when you're ready.

It’s time to use your challenges as a catalyst for change.

Let’s find out your next best steps, so you can be the person you want to be.