Give Yourself Permission Not to Mark

The following is a reflection upon Episode 121: How to Streamline Assessment and Spend Less Time Grading, a podcast by Angela Watson. Procrastination about grading has been a consistent part of my life as an educator. Too many of my weekends are spent feeling guilty about the pile of marking I should have forced myself … Continue reading Give Yourself Permission Not to Mark

Trauma-Informed Teaching – Trauma Inducing Classrooms

Not having effective strategies to cope with the trauma I encountered in my classrooms has impacted my teaching career more than any other issue I have faced. In 2005 Rice and Groves defined trauma as " exceptional experience in which powerful and dangerous events overwhelm a person’s capacity to cope."   "Trauma is real."   … Continue reading Trauma-Informed Teaching – Trauma Inducing Classrooms

Imposter Syndrome – As a Teacher – As a Human Being

Recently I began to listen to Angela Watson's podcast, Truth for Teachers. Each episode I listened to had valuable information and advice, but Episode 114: Seven Ways Teachers Can Push Past Imposter Syndrome was the one that made the most significant connections to my own experiences.  Many people have experienced moments where they felt like a fraud. I … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome – As a Teacher – As a Human Being