Teacher Talk with Chrissy Nichols

Teacher Talk with Chrissy Nichols

Hosted by: Chrissy Nichols, Life Coach for Teachers

Teacher Talk is the podcast for educators like you who are on the brink of burnout, or are already there. It’s your guide to feeling better about being at school and being in your life. Your host, Chrissy Nichols, is...

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11. High Quality Questions Part 2

Welcome back to part two on my series of how to ask yourself high quality questions. In this episode I give more examples of powerful questions to ask yourself. I also describe why taking responsibility for your...
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10. High Quality Questions Part 1

Welcome to part 1 of a two part series on how to ask yourself high quality questions. I will explain how to start asking the right questions that will give you the answers to help you steer your school life and...
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9. Love of Teaching with David Colaw

Episode 9 features a conversation with David Colaw, a 34 year math teacher in both high school and college. David describes why he started teaching (and it’s not because he loves math!) and the challenges that he...
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8. Who's In Charge?

Who’s in charge? You are! In this episode we talk about how it’s so easy to accept the thoughts that our brain gives us and to see them as the truth. I share a powerful story about a client who dreaded going to work...
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7. Change Grief

This episode, “Change Grief” explores the inevitable changes that happen for teachers, particularly at the end of the year. I describe some of the changes that teachers experience and why it is so important to feel...
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6. The Trouble with Maternity Leave with Sara Whittaker

Episode 6 features a conversation with former elementary teacher Sara Whittaker who spent seven years in the classroom and then started her own company, Podcasting for Educators. Sara and I discuss what she misses...
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5. Let's Talk About Fatigue

Let’s talk about fatigue. We’re tired. Some of us are so tired, it feels like a deep, bone tired. We’ve been through Covid and all sorts of hybrid/online teaching modalities. I see it in the teachers in the faculty...
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4. "I Did That!"

Welcome to Teacher Talk Episode 4 ,which I like to call the “I DID IT!” Self-appreciation episode. As I record this, it’s Teacher Appreciation Week in our world of education and so it got me thinking about...
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3. The Power of Coaching for Teachers with Kelsey Sorenson

As a teacher, you have so much on your plate. Your day is filled with back to back things to do and other people to take care of. As a result of this busyness, we often forget to let ourselves feel the feelings that...
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2. Belonging Vs. Fitting In

We all want to feel like we fit in with the community around us. Feeling like you fit in at school is no exception. At the same time, a sense of belonging to ourselves is also essential. In today’s episode, I’m going...
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1. Makerspace of the Mind

Episode #1

Welcome to the very first episode of Teacher Talk! I’m your host, Chrissy Nichols. Having spent over 20 years in the teaching trenches myself, teaching everything from grades two through twelve, it makes me really...
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Welcome to Teacher Talk with Chrissy Nichols

Welcome to Teacher Talk! I'm your host, Chrissy Nichols. After 22 years as a teacher, the joy and passion I felt for teaching started to fade away. That's when I found coaching and everything changed for the better....
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