Beware of the Walnut Tree Teachers

Walnut teachers will suck your energy and passion for teaching. Marigold teachers will help you become the best version of yourself. We’ll show you how to find the marigolds and steer clear of the walnuts.

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For years Joel and I have been rolling up our sleeves and finding ways to make this crazy teaching career work for us. We've found tons of ways to work smarter, not harder and we're ready to spill all our secrets.  Grab that margarita or a glass of kombucha and pull up a chair!

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Batch-working is a productivity hack that will truly save you hours. Teachers, let me break down what it is and how to start batching today.

How to Batch Work (And Save Yourself Hours)

Systems

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Stop wasting your time on unimportant tasks. Use this tool to get the most important things done during the school day.

Don’t Start Working Until You Do This!

Mindset

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Doing everything is impossible, so stop trying to do it! Choose 2-3 things to “go big on” this school year.

Think Like an Essentialist: Why it’s Crucial for Teachers

Mindset

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Keystone habits have drastically shifted my day-to-day. With a few tweaks I have way more good days than bad. Let me show you how it works!

#1 Secret to More Good Days

Habits

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Season 2 of The Marigold Force is in the books! We’ll share 5 key lessons from the year. Don’t miss it!

In Conclusion: 5 Key Takeaways From Season 2

Mindset

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What are your nonnegotiables each day at home and at work? You know, the things you do no matter what to keep yourself strong and vital.

Nonnegotiables: 4 Things All Teachers Need to Make Habitual Now

Habits

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Today is all about hearing the truths that we actually need to hear NOT the ones we might want to hear.

3 Truths You Need to Hear to Embrace the Teaching Journey

Mindset

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Do you have so much on your plate that you feel beyond overwhelmed? In this episode we’ll be breaking down those teacher fears.

3 Techniques to Break Down Your Teacher Fears

Habits

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Bryon Katie says, “Peace doesn’t require two people; it requires only one. It has to be you. The problem begins and ends there.”

4 Questions That Forever Changed Our Teaching

Interpersonal Skills

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Is it really tough getting a weekly newsletter out to families? I totally get it. For years my weekly updates were all over the place (poor quality and/or infrequent) until I learned a few tricks. Spend less time creating weekly newsletters rich with helpful info. I'll send you the exact guide I use!

5 ways to streamline weekly newsletters!

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