Keeping Perspective and Enthusiasm in the Virtual Classroom with Jeff Swarr
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Get ready for a pep talk from our friend, Math Teacher, and Coach, Jeff Swarr! During this episode, Jeff walks us through his core teaching principles of meeting each student where they are and always putting relationships first. Jeff and Josh bat back and forth on what it means to be authentic and the importance of viewing this challenging season as a time of great opportunity. Let Coach Swarr’s enthusiasm and optimism fire you up for finishing this school year strong!

Episode Highlights:

  • the value of creating a routine that matched the previous school schedule
  • the importance of positivity setting the tone for meetings with fellow teachers
  • viewing this challenging season as an opportunity for growth 
  • learning, not grades are the real rewards for students
  • instilling relational values of a "people first" mentality in your students

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About our Guest:
Jeff Swarr is a husband, father, teacher, coach, mentor, author, and entrepreneur. He resides in Lancaster, PA with his wife Emily and three boys, Simon, Spencer, and Shepherd. Jeff has been a Special Education Teacher for 20 years and currently coaches high school baseball where he teaches. Jeff is the owner of Heart of a Competitor, LLC, a performance enhancement consulting firm where he coaches athletes of all ages to build their mental skills to perform at their best. He has also authored two books, A Competitor's Heart: 369 Days of Development and Musings: 370 Quick-Hitting Reflections.

Regardless of the title, Jeff lives out five Core Values of Learn, Teach, Serve, Gratitude, and Heart.

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