From Candle to Fountain
From Candle to Fountain: Stop the Burnout. Start the Flow.
An ancient saying goes like this: “A good teacher is like a candle. It consumes itself to light the way for others.” Wynn disagrees. In fact, she is on a mission to change the paradigm from burning out teachers at all costs to one that celebrates the teacher who constantly replenishes herself in order to share more fully with her students.
Sadly, most teachers feel more like candles. They are overwhelmed, frustrated, and uncertain which leaves them burnt out or burning their candle-selves from both ends. This scenario is pervasive in our schools and is negatively impacting instruction and student success. Stress and anxiety passed from teachers to students prohibit students from reaching their potential. Growth is stunted and test scores stagnate or worse, decline.
Get ready to extinguish the candle paradigm and embrace the “Great Fountain Teacher” paradigm. In this workshop, Wynn leads teachers through three steps, based on her book by the same title, necessary to begin their transformation from burnt out because of school to teaching with the flow of success and joy.
- release the burnout and improve their teaching
- uncover their core beliefs about teaching and integrate these to meet with current demands
- plan improved classroom practices to increase co-operation and learning
When these activities take place under Wynn’s straight-talking, yet sweet southern guidance, teachers make transformations that:
- improve core competencies
- enhance student-teacher relationships
- raise student achievement
This is a must-do workshop for schools committed to excellence in performance and steadfast in compassion for people- large and small. Please inquire about having this presentation tailored to your specific needs. Wynn loves differentiating. Contact us today to bring this presentation to your teachers.
“I appreciated your ability to relate to the teachers where they were. It wasn’t adding “one more thing” to their already full plate. It was about stretching who they are as educators in that classroom each day with the students. It was also about reflecting without feeling guilty, which is a huge plus. Many times we sit through professional development and come away thinking about everything we are not. Instead this was an opportunity to reflect and think about where they were and where they could be without feeling pressured or guilty.”
Connie Crigger, Principal