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Each June hundreds of educators from across the country make the journey to the Teacher Self-Care Conference that inspires their practice and rejuvenates their hearts. They leave with strong strategies and best practices for taking care of themselves in the midst of the whirlwind that teaching has become. Join us to find new teaching friends, new connections with education luminaries, and enough self-care strategies to harmonize their year.
In 2019, the Teacher Self-Care Annual Conference is scheduled for June 21-22, 2019! This year our theme is, "The Spirit of a Teacher" where we’ll be hearing from groundbreaking speakers, cutting-edge workshops, and seminars that address what teachers need.  Before signing up for your session, please purchase your tickets.
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Saturday, June 22 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
The Transformed Teacher

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I wrote and published a book of my teaching anecdotes called Captured Fireflies: Truths, Mistakes, And Other Gifts Of Being an English Teacher. It was a #1 New Release in Teaching & Learning on Amazon. One chapter is specifically about self-care, and there are several messages about the importance of teacher well-being and self-care throughout the whole book. I talk about my own struggles with burnout and wanting to do it all as a teacher and how hitting "bottom" helped me find a better way. The process of writing this book was a labor of love; it made me more reflective of my own journey as an educator, and it helped open my eyes to all of the possibilities that are out there when it comes to being an "edupreneur," a term I'd been rather unfamiliar with before publishing my book.
When I set out to market and promote the book, I made so many exciting new connections with edupreneurs in the education world. I have since taken the chapters from my book and am creating an online course called The Transformed Teacher.  I'm also on the path to becoming a life coach for teachers, guiding and encouraging them through health, fitness, balance, wellness, and self-care. The process of finishing the book and finding the courage to publicize it helped me get reconnected with my passion for teaching and with my values as a teacher, and in that process, I discovered a meaningful way of taking care of my teaching self. It was a refreshing, invigorating process. It was also very affirming.  It gave me a creative outlet and a purpose. Oftentimes we teachers are subtly encouraged to believe that our efforts are not enough, which isn't true.

Teaching requires such a complicated, sophisticated skill set. We have to own our power. We can find more power when we look at all of the ways that we can become edupreneurs. We have to believe in our own talents and realize that they are gifts that we can share with other teachers and other people in the world who need our gifts. This is what the process of finishing my book has helped me realize.

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Saturday June 22, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm

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