Episode 16: Fall in Love with Teaching Again

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Madel Mazzella:
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Website: madelmazzella.com

Kaitlyn Rapai:
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Show Notes

In this episode; the hosts discuss ways that teachers can fall in love with teaching again even if your work circumstances don’t change. Liking and enjoying what you do is more a decision you have to make as opposed to having the perfect conditions. Oftentimes we need to check in with ourselves when there are matters that make us feel deflated or uninspired as teachers. We all know that we tend to focus on the situations/students that are negative. The hosts argue that there is a higher probability that teachers would have a more positive outlook toward their career if we all decided to give as much ‘air time’ to the positive aspects of our job as we do the negatives ones.

We can redirect our focus to what we want to experience. To do so, we need to be diligent about what we consume, or are exposed to, since this affects the way we feel and how we show up. Too much negativity can be physically detrimental to our body. It puts us in fight or flight by increasing your heart rate and cortisol levels.

If you want to fall in love with teaching again, make a commitment to be aware of how you’re feeling and what you’re thinking. Don’t underestimate the power of doing the little things that bring you joy. Make a plan with all the tweaks you can start implementing that could have a significant impact in your daily life. One of the best ways to train your brain to be positive is to celebrate all your wins, big and small. Celebrating signals to your brain to do more of the actions that caused the celebration.

Practicing these strategies requires recommitting on a moment to moment basis. It’s important not to beat yourself up when you find yourself being negative. Promise?

Original Music by: Matthew Dotson

Cover Art by: Nate Rapai

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