Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to this Course!

    • A Message from Your Instructor, Mike Anderson

    • How to Use this Learning Platform

    • Mike's Journey: Beating Teacher Burnout

    • A Lifeguard's #1 Rule

  • 2

    Real Change Begins with Good Goals

    • Good Goals Are About Habits

    • There's Good News and Bad News About Habits

    • Good Goals Fit into Your Current Schedule

    • Small Changes = Big Gains

    • Try Setting a Goal

  • 3

    A Few More Important Ideas

    • Online Teachers: Check Your Around-the-House Habits

    • School Leaders: You're the Head Lifeguard

    • School Leaders: Carve Out Time for Educators' Self-Care

    • Prioritize: Rocks, Pebbles and Sand

    • Some More Resources

    • More Ways to Beat Teacher Burnout

    • Before You Go, Help Me Improve this Course

Meet Your Instructor

Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson had been teaching for several years when he and his wife started their family. Suddenly, things got overwhelming--fast. Determined to maintain his passion for teaching while also being a good parent, Mike embarked on a quest to find better work-life balance. This self-designed research project resulted in the book, The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out. Now, as an education consultant, Mike supports teachers on topics such as differentiated learning, social-emotional learning, and, of course, teacher health and balance. Mike received a National Milken Educator Award as a classroom teacher, and in 2020, he received the Outstanding Educational Leader Award from NHASCD for his work as a consultant. When not consulting, Mike can be found hanging with his family, tending his perennial gardens, and searching for new running routes around his home in Durham, NH.