Am I good enough? That feels like a question that we've all asked ourselves before. But have we ever wondered.. why do we feel this way? Where did that come from? What's really behind this feeling? For Nick (he/him) and Mike (he/him), we call this sort of self-doubt "saboteurs." These saboteurs makes you feel less capable than those around you. It tells you that your success is a result of luck. That you're a fraud. You're an imposter! So, what can we do about it? In this episode, Nick and Mike tries to make sense of imposter syndrome, the fragility that may come with it, and how we've overcome some of them in our work with young children. Explicit language used inside.
Nick Terrones (he/him) is a former educator at Hilltop Children's Center and Educator Institute where he has worked with toddlers for the last 10+ years implementing Anti-Bias Curriculum. He now serves as the director of Daybreak Star Preschool at United Indians of All Tribes in Seattle, WA (Duwamish Territory). He’s a Los Angeles raised Mexican-Native-American with a passion for equity, plants, the ukulele, and raising awareness to the need of a gender-balanced workforce in ECE.
Mike Browne (he/him) is the Senior Community Engagement Manager for Hilltop Children's Center and Educator Institute in Seattle, WA (Duwamish Territory). He’s a New York raised, Afro-Caribbean, former collegiate athlete, working towards dismantling White Supremacy and forms of oppression in our society.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/napcast206/support