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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This. Just. Isn’t. Working. Now you have to figure out a way to advocate for what you need. We’ve got your back.

This Isn’t Working: 4 Steps to Effectively Advocate for Yourself

Interpersonal Skills

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If you’ve ever struggled to ask for what you want or need – this is for you. We’ll share three different interpersonal effectiveness skills you can use right away.

3 Techniques to Skillfully Get What You Want

Interpersonal Skills

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Are you tired of creating all the time? Coming up with a zillion different systems, lessons, and creative solutions is exhausting.

Stop Reinventing the Wheel: 3 Things You Should Start Copying Now

Systems

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Do you ever feel like there’s simply not enough time in the workday to get everything done. This 3-part series is for you.

Create a Killer Workflow in Just 6 Steps (Pt. 1)

Systems

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How teachers are seen by society can shift in the blink of an eye. We can be viewed as superheroes doing the impossible. Other times we’re viewed as the root cause of all the problems in the world.

5 Things You Have Permission For

Inspiration

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Jessie and Joel share their personal narratives around race, gender, and identity. You’ll have the opportunity to write yours as well.

Uncovering Our Narratives: Putting it Together

Inspiration

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We believe that you can’t be a strong, vital Marigold, educator, or human being without super resilient boundaries. It means putting yourself first so that you can show up fully for yourself and others.

Clear & Healthy Boundaries | Quick Dive

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!

Better than Free Ice Cream!

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