In yesterday’s video, I shared that I was inspired to write Unshakeable after talking to a group of teachers who really seemed to love teaching every single day. They had an incredible camaraderie and school morale was terrific.
But I couldn’t help wondering about the teachers like me—I rarely had the benefits of a positive, supportive working environment. Can teachers enjoy their work every day even in schools where there is incredible pressure and stress coming at them from all sides?
I believe the answer is YES.
I starting reflecting on my own practice and thought deeply about what brought me joy as a teacher and what drained that joy away. And, I started talking to other educators about what makes teaching enjoyable for them. The end result was 20 concrete, practical, teacher-tested ways to enjoy teaching every single day…and each one became a chapter in Unshakeable.
Click here to see the list of 20 ways to enjoy teaching every day, no matter what. Then, check out this quick 3 minute video in which I share the overarching principle to enjoying teaching. This principle is so important that I didn’t want to confine it to just one chapter, and it’s interwoven all throughout the book:
UPDATE MARCH 26: Join 20 educators bloggers as we talk about tips for enjoying teaching more! Each day from April 1-20, a different blogger will share one of the 20 ways to enjoy teaching from Unshakeable. You can visit their blogs to learn actionable tips and strategies I wrote about in the book, plus additional ideas and reflections from the bloggers’ own teaching practice.