163 – SPARK – Inspiring Stories of Adversity and Triumph: How Great Educators Overcome

By Tim Cavey

Doubt, discouragement, and disillusionment: as education professionals, most of us have experienced these emotions at one time or another.
Deep in those periods of adversity, it can be tempting to only see the success stories. The victories. The stories of achievement and accomplishment. And we can forget that others have faced their demons, too.
With that in mind, here are ten stories of adversity from great educators and guests of the Teachers on Fire podcast. They’ve faced burnout, depression, and everything in between, and they’ve found ways to survive, thrive, and overcome.
You can, too.
This piece features stories of adversity from these great educators:
Kellie Bahri
Julia Fliss
Andrew Canle
Marisa Thompson
Dr. Christine Ho Younghusband
Jonathan Alsheimer
Juli Ross-Kleinmann
Andrew Arevalo
Tiffany Ott
Dr. Will Deyamport
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com.
Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/stories-of-adversity-and-triumph-how-educators-overcome-f04998577bf7?source=friends_link&sk=d57604ccd9daa69ffd421a68c19a5804.
My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today.
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Song Track Credits:
Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi
I Did That by Diamond Ortiz
I Don’t Wanna Wait by Nana Kwabena
Roots of Legend by Density & Time
Anthem by The Grand Affair
*All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.

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