Insight: For Well-Being & Self-Care

Doubt Creeps In

Doubt Creeps In

Dear Sarah, I have all of this self-doubt about myself as a teacher. I don’t know if I’m doing anything right. I look at my colleagues and it seems so easy. They always seem successful. How do I fight this? Sincerely, Doubt Creeps In Dear Doubt Creeps In, Doubt is a...

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Losing Faith

Losing Faith

Dear Sarah, What if you keep trying to master something (management, goals, etc) but you consistently fall short every time? I’m losing faith I can master the teaching craft to assist the students in meeting standards. If I can’t meet mine, how can they meet theirs?...

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I’m Overwhelmed!

I’m Overwhelmed!

Dear Sarah, It’s hard to have time to do things well. Sincerely,  I’m Overwhelmed Teach openly, With Teacher2Teacher E-Newsletter If you like what you're reading, sign up for Sarah's free weekly newsletter to help us all stay inspired, mindful and bold!

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Asking for Help

Asking for Help

Dear Sarah, It is hard to have administration in my classroom. How do you ask for help without sounding incompetent? Sincerely, Asking for Help Dear Asking for Help, It’s a brave question to ask; one that may require a little bravery to answer. I’ll be honest: I’ve...

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Feeling Judged

Feeling Judged

Dear Sarah, This is really random, but I just wanted your advice...I have started back to school and I am really struggling with negativity and judgment from some of my colleagues. It is making me doubt and second guess everything and I am exhausted! Any advice? Did...

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Finding the Energy

Finding the Energy

Dear Sarah, You’ve been teaching for awhile. How do you find the energy to start another year? Sincerely, Finding the Energy   Here's my #lightbulbmoment! Teach openly, With Teacher2Teacher E-Newsletter If you like what you're reading, sign up for Sarah's free...

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Paper Guilt

Paper Guilt

Dear Sarah, I've had this stack of papers on my desk for nearly three months. Do I hand them back? Sincerely, Paper Guilt Dear Paper Guilt, Thank you for asking this question. Seriously. This is like one of those classroom moments when a student sheepishly raises his...

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Saying “Yes” or “No?”

Saying “Yes” or “No?”

Dear Sarah, How do you know when to say, “yes?” When to say, “no?” Sincerely, Deciding yes or no? Dear Deciding yes or no? For full disclosure, let me start by saying that I’ve spent most of my life really struggling to say no. In fact, I still distinctly remember...

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Feeling Demoralized and Unworthy

Feeling Demoralized and Unworthy

Dear Sarah, This is my 16th year as a high school teacher.  I remember my first few years as being very stressful with managing my classroom, but I was very confident in my instructional practices and knowledge of the topic area.  Recently, in the past few years, I've...

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