I decided that I would teach with integrity even if I got fired for it.
The health and happiness of the teachers is what matters.
Now, I’ve been fortunate enough to teach and mentor over 450 educators and administrators internationally, which is where I learned that I can have a voice at the decision making table.
I know what it’s like to want to do amazing work for my students in a context that can be frustrating, overwhelming, and discouraging.
I also know what it’s like to let go of the belief that I have no control over my job and instead claim my autonomy and authority over my time, my workload, and my purpose in the classroom.
After 20 years of teaching everything from an urban 4th grade bilingual classroom, to an Islamic high school in the rice paddies of Indonesia, and developing a brand new distance learning program, I’m passionate about my role helping schools and teachers make more time for self-care.
I know that there is no training, program or curriculum, that will impact students the way happy teachers will!