How to Love Teaching Again: Work Smarter, Beat Burnout, and Watch Your Students Thrive (Paperback)

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How to Love Teaching Again: Work Smarter, Beat Burnout, and Watch Your Students Thrive (Paperback)


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A heartfelt, hands-on guide to setting boundaries, increasing productivity, and finding fulfillment for teachers who know that their classrooms won’t thrive unless they do.

Over time, teachers internalize myths about their success that cause them to fall out of love with teaching.
“I’ll never be one of the 'perfect' teachers’”
“My self-worth is defined by my students’ test scores”
“The only way to get it all done is to work on weekends”
How to Love Teaching Again kicks these myths to the curb and replaces them with practical tips to defeat burnout, overcome perfectionism, and restore the joy of teaching.
As the CEO of Not So Wimpy Teacher, one of the most popular teaching resource brands on the internet, Jamie Sears has spent years designing tools and inventing strategies that restore the joys of teaching. This book offers simple step-by-step strategies that have helped thousands of teachers around the country transform their relationship with work, including:

  • Reinventing small groups and centers so that they’re easier to manage—and so you don’t feel like you’re spread thin
  • A foolproof productivity system just for teachers, including a life-saving method for batching lesson plans
  • Scripts for establishing boundaries that will drastically reduce the time you spend lesson planning, responding to emails, and planning extracurriculars 

Our education environment is often stacked against teachers—from insufficient funding and mandatory meetings to red tape and standardized testing. Drawing on real-life struggles from the teachers who have used Sears' strategies to overcome burnout and make the most of their time, How To Love Teaching Again will give you specific steps to stop drowning in to-dos and do the work that inspires you.
Jamie Sears is a wife, mother of 6 children, a former 3rd grade teacher, and creator of “The Not So Wimpy Teacher”, an education blog that spans across Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, email, and similarly named podcasts. With half a million teachers and administrators in her tribe, she teaches educators how to better help their students and themselves.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593539736
ISBN-10: 0593539737
Publisher: Portfolio
Publication Date: April 4th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English
“What a timely gift for teachers everywhere! Through real talk and humor, Jamie Sears delivers practical and effective strategies to bring back joy to the teaching profession.” - Joe Holland, CEO of Teachers Pay Teachers

"How to Love Teaching Again is a must-read for every teacher who feels like there is never enough time to do it all; in other words, every one of us. In addition to providing meaningful ways for educators to find their focus, Jamie provides helpful, practical strategies and processes to make every teacher more efficient and effective. Jamie's writing style flows, and you will feel like you are chatting with a dear old friend while simultaneously learning how to simplify the things that leave us feeling overworked and overwhelmed. If you feel like you have lost your love for this profession, please read this book. If you still love teaching but are tired, it is also for you. It will refresh, rejuvenate, and reignite you!” Kim Bearden, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Ron Clark Academy