The Burned-In Teacher Podcast

with Amber Harper

The podcast for burned-out teachers where we talk about how to take your next best steps toward finding what you want from your career in education and life.





 With a new episode each week, Amber and her guests share inspiration, encouragement, and practical strategies to help you take ownership of your burnout and get one step closer to becoming a Burned-In Teacher.

Search below to find past episodes!

Episode 155:Ask BIT: How Can I Stick to the BIT Principles and Avoid Burning Out Again?

In this episode, I share with you strategies that you can apply when you’re feeling overwhelmed by the seemingly endless list of to-dos.  Whether you are a new teacher, starting a new position, or just getting ready for the school year, feeling like there is so much to do and not any time to do it can leave you feeling unbalanced and - eventually - burned out. The steps that I share with you in this episode will help you gain control of your time by taking you from feeling overwhelmed to empowered and BURNED-IN!

Episode 154: A Burned-In Teacher Student Spotlight: From Burned-Out to Burned-In with Sandra

In this episode, I interview Burned-In Teacher University student and member Sandra about her burnout journey and how she applied what she learned in the course to grow through her burnout. She shares how the course and community impacted her and how the community supported her to make important mindset shifts that impacted both her career and life so she could remain BURNED-IN.

Episode 153: 5 Work-Life Balance Mistakes You're Probably Making and 5 Quick Fixes That Will Lead to Long-Term Solutions

In this episode, I share with you 5 work-life balance mistakes that I’ve seen happening and that I’ve made (and sometimes still make) myself as well as 5 actionable steps that you can take today that will lead to long-term solutions in both your professional and personal life.  This information-packed episode will provide you with tools and strategies to help you grow from your burnout and become BURNED-IN! 

Episode 152: Ask BIT: How Do I Go Against My Perfectionist, People-Pleasing Tendencies?

In this episode, I answer an Ask BIT question that’s about our people-pleasing, perfectionist tendencies and how we can be at peace with doing the things we need to do to keep moving forward and out of burnout. 

Episode 151: A Burned-In Teacher Student Spotlight: From Burned-Out to Burned-In with Chelsea

In this episode, I share my conversation with a Burned-In Teacher University Student and member of the Burned-In Teacher Membership, Chelsea. She shares what brought her to Burned-In Teacher, specific challenges she has encountered in her 4 years of teaching, and some BIG transitions that had happened in her life lately. She also talks about why she decided to become a BIT student and member and how the Burned-In Teacher University course and community helped her to move forward - rather than stay stuck - in burnout.

Episode 150: Flashback to Episode 70: What the Heck is a Burned-In Teacher?

In this episode, I'm answering a question I get asked a lot when being interviewed and also on social media: “Amber - what the heck is a BURNED-IN Teacher anyway?”  I’ll share with you the different stages of burnout and how to move from one stage to the next so you no longer feel like you have to settle for being stuck in the feelings of burnout.  When you decide to never settle for feeling burned out, that means you are on your way to becoming a BURNED-IN Teacher.


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I'm Amber Harper!

I’m a kindergarten teacher, teacher burnout coach, and travel-obsessed adventurer from Northeast Indiana.

When I realized I was deep in teacher burnout, I refused to look at it as a sentence. Instead, I chose to let it be an opportunity and took steps in my career to create the change I needed to be happy and fulfilled. Since then, I’ve written a book, created a course, and built a community of teachers who are serious about overcoming burnout and discovering a new and fresh passion for teaching.

Ready to do the same?

Let’s start by getting to know your burnout a little bit more with my Teacher Burnout Quiz.


Burned-In Teacher

Burned-In Teacher is a resource for educators who are ready to look at burnout as an opportunity to create a life and career they’re passionate about. 

Take the Quiz to find out your burnout type and get a roadmap for your next best steps.


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