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Mindset & Motivation   |   Nov 13, 2022

A “groovy” new resource for reversing educator burnout

By Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

A “groovy” new resource for reversing educator burnout

By Angela Watson

I’ve spent this fall co-creating a brand new course with Dr. Rebecca Branstetter of the Thriving School Psychologist.

It’s called Reverse Educator Burnout: 10 Shifts to Help Educators Enjoy the Journey and Stay the Course, and it’s designed to support EVERYONE who works in K-12 schools (teachers, admin, paraprofessionals, coaches, counselors, etc).

Rebecca and I have been friends for over 10 years, and one thing I love about her is the way she incorporates playfulness and fun into everything she does. So, we didn’t just make yet another online PD…

We did a 60s hippie road trip theme, filmed in San Francisco where she lives. I’ve always been a flower child at heart so this was a no-brainer. We wore bell bottoms and borrowed her neighbor’s green van which reminds me of the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine. (You can see a bunch of our pics here.)

The course itself is set up in easily digestible 7-10 minute videos. (Don’t worry, we didn’t go overboard on the theme — we’re wearing professional clothes in the actual trainings.)

Rebecca — as a school psychologist — talks about the research and neuroscience of reversing burnout, and then I talk about the practical classroom application. Each module also has a guest expert who shares their unique perspective on reversing burnout.

We also provide a “roadmap” journal to help you keep track of your ideas as you watch the videos.

Rebecca and I believe in helping educators co-thrive WITH students. We find the overlap between what’s best for kids and what’s best for educators. So, as you learn new skills through the course, you can teach the same strategies to your students.

You can buy the course on your own, but it’s really designed for school purchases: we want districts investing in their faculty’s well-being and mental health, and this is a tool that can help.

We’re losing so many of our best educators — and our new educators don’t even have a chance to thrive — because the institution of school just completely burns them out. This needs to be addressed at a systemic level, and the course Rebecca and I created is a simple inroad for better educator support.

You can pass this link along to administrators who are invested in teacher retention and wellbeing, or any other educators you know who might benefit.

If you’re purchasing with your own funds, you can use the discount code ANGELA to get 25% off. 

Rebecca and I are so excited to get some relevant and fun professional development into schools so that educators feel more supported and better equipped. Thank you for helping us spread the word, and for supporting us in what we do!

Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Angela created the first version of this site in 2003, when she was a classroom teacher herself. With 11 years of teaching experience and more than a decade of experience as an instructional coach, Angela oversees and contributes regularly to...
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