This profession has always required a certain amount of resilience. For decades, dare I say centuries, educators have been challenged on best practices, content, and more. Educators have had to face criticism despite doing the best they can. And then two things happened: First was social media. All of a sudden anyone with a keyboard could hide behind a veil and lob insults and damaging criticism at schools and educators. Second, the pandemic hit.
Faced with many lose-lose scenarios, educators from classroom teachers to principals to superintendents have had to make decisions that they felt were necessary and right for the majority. But it was impossible to make everyone happy. Recognizing this need, certified pyschologist and frequent Anchored in Education guest Jodie Eckleberry-Hunt began presenting teacher resilience workshops. Today she joins us to share with us many of the things she tells her participants.
Jodie Eckleberry-Hunt. Ph.D., A.B.P.P. is a Health Psychologist and author of Move on Motherf*cker: Live, Laugh, and Let Sh*t Go, Getting to Good Riddance: A No Bullsh*t Breakup Survival Guide, and Badass Stories: Grit, Growth, Hope and Healing in the Sh*tshow. She is a chronic worrier and recovering people pleaser who enjoys helping others be their best selves in workshops and her private practice in Fenton, MI.