The Unfettered Teacher
I am here to help you with your classroom management and self-care systems so that you can teach with confidence, clarity and energy.
Hi there fellow educator!
Classroom management is no joke!
When thinking about the moments I had power struggles for control in class, being openly disrespected by students, and picking up broken pencils, trash and hateful notes I'd find about myself off the floor every day, still makes my heart race.
I remember feeling anxious every Sunday evening, knowing that I have to go back into that room and wondered how I would survive the next day. My first two years were brutal but I refused to give up.
It wasn't until my third year of teaching that I found a system that worked. I began to see my students walk through my doors wanting to work. I started to watch their pride and self confidence grow as they produced work in my class, and the occasion of a student disrespecting me was becoming a rare one.
Every year I taught I after that, I found myself mentoring at least one teacher on staff, specifically in classroom management. They were able to use the tools and systems I have developed for myself, and they were successfully changing their classrooms into what they wanted them to be.
You don't have to go through years (alone) feeling emotionally drained, anxious, and violated by students, parents and colleagues as you"figure it out". Yes, it does take time, and lessons do need to be learned as a new teacher, but it doesn't have to be like this.
My mission is to support you, new teachers, emotionally, mentally, and to help you establish your classroom management and self-care systems so that you can be empowered to teach with confidence, clarity, and energy.