BURNED OUT? Grab The BURNED-IN Teacher Method: 8 Steps to Take Control and Beat Burnout Starting Now! (scroll down)
The understanding that you aren't alone. The steps you can take to get out of burnout. A community to support you along the way.
You're here because you've had enough. Enough of the feeling of being out of control. Enough of being tired of spending your nights and weekends working on school work. Enough of feeling left behind by how quickly education and technology are changing. Enough of the BURNOUT. You want to feel like you again. Happy and fulfilled again.
You want change. The kind of change that gets you excited to get up in the morning and get to work again. The kind of change that comes from taking action and seeing results. Change that matters and lasts. Change for you and your students. Change that is visible enough for your loved ones and coworkers to notice.
With a clear plan and new purpose, you CAN feel good about your career in education again. You CAN enjoy your students and day-to-day work again. You CAN burn back in. And you don't have to do it by yourself.
Get The Guide
- Practice the BURNED-IN Method to approaching negative situations at work
- Three steps to follow NOW to create lasting and visible change in your classroom behavior
- Questions you can ask TODAY that will transform your relationships with “Your People”
- Three things you should NEVER settle for, including spending nights and weekends working
BTW, Have We Met?
Hi, my name is Amber Harper and I am the creator of Burned-In Teacher. I am a wife, mom, and a proud former teacher from Indiana. I taught first through third grades for 12 years, not in that order. I recently made the tough decision to leave the formal classroom to serve a new type of student: burned-out, frustrated, left-behind educators who desire change and I am making it my mission to help to lead them to a path of fulfillment, happiness, and a feeling of efficiency and effectiveness in their classrooms or schools.
My whole life I have been a big fan of the underdog. I especially became a fan of the underdog when I became one myself. Teaching is a profession filled with overworked, under appreciated, and unhappy people. My story is much like many others'.
My first year as a teacher was filled with tears and turmoil, yet I feel (in comparison to other first-year teachers) that my story was a dream. My teaching team was unkind and unforgiving. I tried to share ideas and was continually told to sit and listen. I tried to communicate, but was constantly misunderstood. I was isolated. I was completely left to feel that I wasn't good enough. When told that I had one more year to 'try this', I felt that I was already walking the plank into a sea of failure.
My second through eighth years had many highs and lows, finally ending in the middle of the school year when I felt that there was no other choice for me but to put up a white flag and leave my teaching career. I left my good friends and a very comfortable teaching position behind. I had no intention of working in education again. EVER.
However, fate ran its course and there I was, six months later, standing in front of little faces. These beautiful children were sitting in front of me, wide-eyed, eager to let me teach them. I, on the other hand, cried most every day on my way to work before stepping in front of them. I felt defeated, like a complete failure, like I had no purpose and all the while teaching in a new district with no friends. I was miserable and so depressed. The saddest part? Even before leaving my previous position I was miserable and depressed. There was clearly something wrong with me. How could I possibly love and hate my career so much at the exact same time?
Then, I had a thought. Am I really alone? I know that people complain all the time, but is that really the norm? Are there other people who want to solve this problem? Clearly, I was burned-out, but was there a cure for it? After searching online, I found countless articles and YouTube videos, but all were detached from one another and none of them offered a long-term solution. Thus, Burned-In Teacher was born.
It wasn't until April 2016 that I had an epiphany. Something lit a fire in me and I started to understand what was missing. My hero. All those years of being sad and unfulfilled was for a reason. I was meant to reach out to others and help them to go from burned-out to burned-IN.
All of those years, I waited for someone to save me. I was waiting for a change in our country's state of education, a change in administrators, ANY change. And, all those years, the only thing that needed to change was me. I was on a constant roller coaster of highs and lows that I blamed others for. It turns out, I planned, designed, and built that roller coaster. I planned out my misery, laid the track, and rode it like I owned it. For nine years.
After teaching for 12 years, I made the decision to do what was best for me and my personality. I left the classroom to pursue my mission of serving as many educators as I possibly can.
I am now available for school workshops, speaking engagements, and as a teacher coach, I also lead small group programs and 1:1 coaching opportunities for educators looking for a true solution to their problem with burnout. I'm also a Google Trainer and EdTech consultant, so if that's something you're into or in need of, I've got you covered there too!
It took me way too long to realize that I was in control of my happiness at work. I had to tear down that rollercoaster and build a steady bridge. That bridge brought me to Burned-In Teacher. I have taken many steps to become the teacher that I am today, and I'm not perfect. Sometimes, I still try to jump back onto that rollercoaster. It took me three years to tear down what I had built. Yes, there are some tough days. I'm not immune to frustration and doubt. However, knowing that I am the designer of my bridge and that I can choose to keep building, makes me my own hero.
Through reading, watching, studying others, and reflecting, I have become so unbelievably happy and fulfilled in my career (most days), that I can't believe that I lived so many years in the burn-out zone. I can only hope that, through this community support, you can look back and wonder the same thing.
I am available for speaking engagements, Google Training, EdTech Consulting, and teacher coaching (group and one-on-one). If interested in booking me, please contact me personally at: