“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life” Mary Oliver.
Today's guest, Joan Flaherty, author of Rest and An Approach to Rejuvenating our Teaching and Ourselves, talks about how we can combat emotional fatigue. Teacher, you have one wild and precious life. Our students do too. We need to use it well.
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In today's show, Joan and I will discuss combatting emotional fatigue and:
- How we should center ourselves in the classroom
- Some counterintuitive thoughts on our relationships with students
- Focusing on learning from everything
- Advice for teachers who are burning out
- Encouragement for teachers
I hope you enjoy this episode with Joan!
Want to hear another episode on rejuvenating your teaching? Listen to Angela Maiers talk about Unleashing Genius.
Selected Links from this Episode
- An approach to rejuvenating our teaching — and ourselves by Joan Flaherty
- The Summer Day by Mary Oliver
- The 7 Questions I ask Myself Every Day by Vicki Davis
- The Most Important Person to Ask Questions by John Maxwell
- 9 Fine Reasons to Keep a Journal and How to Help Kids Do It Too by Vicki Davis
- Benefits of Gratitude by Amit Amin
Full Bio As Submitted
I'm a faculty member in the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management at the University of Guelph, Canada, where I teach communications. My research is in the area of teaching and learning.
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