The Future of Teaching
Over a decade ago I left a career in archaeology to do something that felt balanced to me. I wanted a career that didn’t involve travel…I wanted a career that was deeply fulfilling and allowed me to be the best mom I could be. That career was teaching.
I still remember when I received my first classroom. It felt kind of like getting a car on your 16th birthday. There was so much potential, I was super excited, just full of joy.
I used everything taught to me but then one day 5 years later . .I realized as I sat on the front porch steps, watching my son play in the yard:
–My brain was dead and so was my body
–I wanted more than anything to play in the yard with him but I was too tired
So I cried. Not just for that particular moment or even that particular day, but because I could see backward, how my thrill for teaching was gone. That car had broken down and I couldn’t see how to fix it.
Something had to change, and I was going to change it.
So I kept digging. I wandered in the wilderness of brain research and meditation and even bio-hacking to try to figure out what was wrong, why I couldn’t do both jobs well, to the standards of my own happiness. . .I’m no perfectionist, but coming home crying or checked out, avoiding any real family time because I had nothing left. . . those days had to stay in the past.
It was not an easy road, and sometimes there was no road at all. And when there’s no road, you need a special new vehicle. So I made one. I put it all together: from how a balanced brain creates positive moods, to how the best strategies create a balanced classroom. I developed a system for being balanced and happy.
And I found it. I found The Way. I forged this path. And now I’m showing it to more and more teachers. And now you. I want to show you The Way through blog posts, coaching, and a complete online course.