25 minutes | Apr 14th 2019

061 – Professional Development vs. Personal Development for Teachers: Which One Matters More?

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Which one matters more? … Professional Development? … Or Personal Development? Which would you say? Obviously, the goals of these two different types of PD are different. The goal of your teacher PD is to improve your efficacy in your work as a teacher… While the goal of Personal Development is to improve allll the areas of your life. So take a quick sec to reflect on this. Which one do you give more focus and attention right now? And… is that how you want it to be? I’m not asking in order to insinuate a “right” or “wrong” answer. I’m asking because awareness is the first step toward creating everything you want in your life. So I’d encourage you to take this opportunity to get clear right now. Are you spending more time improving your teaching career or improving your life? Personally, I love both options. And I believe they’re both entirely valid at different times in a teacher’s life. The question is… which one do you want or need the most right now? Do you clearly understand the difference between these two different options? And do you know how they can help you in very different ways? Maybe you’re not sure which one should get more attention right now… So I’d love to help you sort this out. If you’re feeling like you can’t “keep up” with the lightning fast changes in the world of education… Or you’re feeling inadequate compared to alllll the things you see other teachers doing… Or you’re wishing you had more time for other priorities in your life outside of school (without dropping the ball)… Personal Development is the place to focus. On the other hand… If you’re looking for a new strategy to use with your students or you’re working toward a new degree or certification, Professional Development is what you need. The problem is… Too many teachers are looking for Professional Development to give them personal results like: Feeling more confident as a teacher. Being more organized. Being an excellent manager of your time. Eliminating stress and overwhelm. Unfortunately, these areas aren’t being addressed in professional development opportunities for teachers today. If you want to continue to grow as a teacher AND love your life even more as time goes on, be sure to tune in for this episode. In this episode, you’ll learn: The biggest difference between Professional Development and Personal Development — and why this matters if you want to be less stressed and have more free time. Why Personal Development is where your focus needs to be if you want to feel more confident and relaxed, and have more time outside of school WITHOUT having to do more or prove yourself to anyone. Three steps you can take today to make the most of your Professional Development AND Personal Development so you can continue to grow as a teacher, but also love your life even more as time goes on. JOIN THE MOVEMENT DARE: Regret-proof your #teacherlife by doing things differently. TRUTH: You don’t have to sacrifice your health or happiness to be a great teacher. (Re)discover the life you thought you signed up for. Say goodbye to the #teachertired and say hello to the very best version of yourself. A tribe of teacher wellness warriors is launching soon! Get all the tools, strategies, and support you need to reclaim your time, restore your happiness, and transform your mental, emotional, and physical health. Click here to be first in line.
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