Living Your Best Teacher Life: Learn How to Set Boundaries and Say No!
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Friends, it's a new year!! 

And you know what that means… NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS!

Every single December, we all collectively decide the coming year is going to be our best. 

But let's be honest, these last two years have been less than stellar, especially for teachers, thanks to a little something called "The Pandemic".

However, as they say, third time's the charm, and 2022 is going to be OUR year!

And that's why it's the perfect time to make (and follow) the one resolution every teacher needs to make: Setting boundaries.

Having interactions with your students' parents and keeping them in the loop is important, but don't let them walk all over you. After all, you're the professional.

However, if you find that this is easier said than done, then you're in luck, because today, I discuss how to live your best teacher life and learn how to say no with the brilliant Pat Quinn.


Let's dive in!


Key Takeaways:

"No" is a complete sentence (00:00)

Setting boundaries is a must! (02:53)

Stories vs. facts (06:55)

"Swim with the fish" (10:05)

Two truths and a truth (20:02)

What to do when you get blindsided by a request (27:23)

Final thoughts (32:36)


Additional Resources:

- Visit our website to find tons of pre-K teaching resources here.

- Get my book “Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers”.

- Learn more about my exclusive mentorship program, “Teaching Trailblazers”.

- Learn more about Pat here.


Elevating Early Childhood is an early education podcast dedicated to helping Pre-K, Preschool, and Kindergarten teachers teach better, save time, and live more.

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Onward & Upward!



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