Are you wondering how you can feel more balanced between work and your personal life?
In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I sat down with a dear friend, Dr. Lori Friesen, who is doing amazing things for her community. When I heard about what she does, I knew I had to have her on the show. She helps teachers find the right school-home life balance which is something so many SLPs could benefit from.
Dr. Lori Friesen taught for 10 years in Canada and overseas in Hong Kong and Japan before completing her Ph.D. in Elementary Education with a specialization in Language and Literacy. She taught pre-service teachers at the University of Lethbridge and published The Beginning Teacher’s Handbook for Elementary School as the culminating project for her M.Ed. Dr. Lori completed her Ph.D. at the University of Alberta and has been inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement and excellence.
Dr. Lori recently met Oprah Winfrey on Oprah’s The Life You Want series’ show on service where she had an opportunity to share her vision for how to support new teachers. Dr. Lori’s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including The International Journal of Learning and Childhood Educational International as well as the popular online Edutopia.
Host of the popular Beginning Teacher Talk podcast with more than 250,000 downloads and creator of the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy with 1,600+ students, Dr. Lori is dedicated to supporting and inspiring educators around the world.
In This Episode You’ll Discover:
- Why your mindset is so important
- How to determine what is essential
- How to create your to-do list
- Tips to streamline your planning
- Why you don’t need to create your curriculum from scratch
- The importance of setting boundaries and sticking to them
- How to separate busy-ness from being productive
I hope you enjoyed this episode with Dr. Lori! Whether you’re a brand new SLP or just struggling with burnout, I know that if you try out these tips, it could really help you find that balance that you need and deserve.
If you want to learn more about Dr. Lori, check out her podcast Beginning Teacher Talk. You can also connect with her on Instagram and join her Facebook group. She also has an Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist. Everything is linked below!
Joke of the Week:
Q: What did one plate say to the other?
A: Dinner is on me.
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