Episode 10: What Really Makes Teachers Amazing

To celebrate our tenth episode, your host shares some reflections on what really makes teachers amazing (Hint: The answer is not because people just say we are). Then, your host goes back to enjoying summer vacation with his family while hoping you can do the same. Enjoy!

Here are the takeaways from this week’s episode: 1) Try never to let the failures eclipse your successes. I was taught – and I believe – that if we make a difference for one student – one – it’s worth it. 2) Be your own harshest critic (that way you’re in control of the harshest feedback). 3) But be gentle with yourself and remind yourself that you’re only human (and so are your students). 4) Find supportive colleagues, ones that you trust and you can learn from, who will give you tough feedback when you need to hear it, and who will also celebrate with you when you crush it.