Be stubborn about your goals but be flexible about your methods. It’s not a race and one day you will reach your destination. I have launched and failed but I haven’t been deterred. It’s a process and your time is coming. Keep the faith, it’s going to happen.
Check out my ebook store: latilyarashon.selz.com (1) Closer to Purpose Than You Think (goal setting) (2) 12 Ways To Survive Your First Year Of Teaching (teacher focused) (3) My Fourth Year In Middle School (teacher focused)
For National Boss’s Day just know I salute myself as I work hard each day to become my own boss. It is so hard and takes discipline to take your entrepreneurship to the next level. Even when you are being your authentic self, people are still not going to understand you and your perseverance to continuously push yourself out of your comfort zone. God gave me this life because I was built to handle it and so are you.
Teachers get frustrated with teaching, new initiatives and things changing constantly but we continue for the love of the profession. As a veteran teacher more has to be done to bridge the gap between experienced and new teachers to create a common ground for growth.
Sadly the teacher turnover rates increase by the year resulting in 50% of new teachers leaving the profession within five years because they experience burnout.
A common pedagogical phrase is to begin with the end in mind. However, for a new teacher, to begin with the end in mind is difficult because they’re just getting started. It takes time and effort to get procedures, routines, and structure implemented succinctly in the classroom.
This is what beginning with the end in mind looks like:
1️⃣ Take ownership of your content and your classroom. The more knowledgeable you are, you can plan easily. Own your curriculum.
2️⃣ Instructional planning and Classroom Management are a perfect pair. Establish order and structure from the start.
3️⃣ Education is a continuum of change. Be flexible!
Check out my ebook store for more books about teaching and balancing your life within this profession.
You don’t have to do what every other author is doing. But do you?
My dissertation is researched based and however well written it was based on my chairs feedback, my books about teaching are work-place based.
-I love teaching but I’m not sugar coating the glows and woes of the profession.
-I try not to focus on the school calendar, I truly try to focus on the quality of instruction I give my students (the students I’m teaching now are awesome behaviorally but my style of teaching in new to them)!
-I’m a mom first and swear I want to be outside of the classroom soon, now it’s just a matter of getting there.
Entrepreneur—Mompreneur—Bookpreneur—Edupreneur are written all over my face and the things I have in store for myself get me super duper excited.
So email lists, sales funnels, communities aren’t exactly jibberish it’s just that as a single mom and life happening some things are more figure out able (I like how that sounds) than others.
You have permission to tell your story and your story only. Your story will inspire people that can relate to your trials and your triumphs.
Moment of transparency: I know that my books are not for everyone one. Everyone does not need what I have to offer nor want to read what I have to say. However, my personal journey into teaching was my opportunity to shed some light on the highs and obstacles of teaching. I talk about my first few years often because whew child, #theghetto.
Seriously though, all jokes aside my first three years in the trenches were difficult but I learned a lot about myself and the population of students I served and I loved my kids.
So I said all of this to say that my experience as a teacher is part of my story. Those lessons, those transitions, and those realizations happened. I learned how to support other teachers due to the support I received.
Mothers, authors, teachers need each other. We can not do our jobs alone because a lot of times, or specifically in my case, these are my three jobs.
Perfection is achieved when you feel whole; not when there is nothing else to take away. Success nor failure are final. Your determination and progress is what counts. Define yourself and create the life you want to live.
The goal is to outdo me daily. So I challenge you to do the one thing that scares you and get on the path to design your life. You’re already qualified.