Teachers are tired, stressed and frustrated.
They want to feel better. They want to be happy. They want to enjoy teaching.
“I have listened to all episodes so far and it’s amazing to hear other educators who have made mistakes, just as I have. We are all human and it’s fantastic to hear them speak with Jon and to be open and honest. I can’t wait to hear more.”
Kristin Guesfeird | 2nd grade teacher
“Jon’s keynote in Melbourne 2018 was a refreshing reminder of what really matters. He speaks colloquially, informally and in an engaging manner. I would recommend Jon to any educational symposium seeking to address staff or student welfare.”
Matt Burns | Year 5 teacher
” Jon, you are not alone. You are brave to talk about your mask. Thank you for sharing this with us. I feel more connected with you having read about your struggles. I know that your courage will help others. People will read this and feel less alone. “
Robert Zeitlin | Positive Psychologist
“Jon shares the vulnerable moments of the most respected experts in education as a powerful reminder of both the flaws and the resiliency in our shared humanity. It’s a must read for the novice teacher and the mentor alike.”
John Spencer | Professor and Author of Launch and Empower
Jon is the host of My Bad and the co-host of Teachers’ Aid. His podcasts have been downloaded close to one million times over the past 4 years. He has had the chance to interview and learn from over 150 of the top minds in education and psychology.
For over 20 years Jon has worked in education. He spent 10 years in the classroom teaching 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th grade, during which time he earned National Board Certification. Jon was also a math coach for 3 years. For the past ten years he has been an assistant principal. He is currently the assistant principal at New Directions Learning Academy, an alternative school for students in grades 3-12.
Jon has spent the past 23 years laughing, crying and celebrating with teachers. He knows what they go through each day and he is on a mission to help make their days better.
We spend our lives planning and hoping for them yet oftentimes the most beautiful moments happen by accident—when we slow down long enough to take in what was right in front of us along. I had to go to another school to pick up work for one of our students. I could have walked. I… Read more
You don’t like what you are thinking. How you are feeling, They’re somebody’s kid. Someone’s world. But you can’t help it. Seeing her name on your class list has you worried. All you can think about are class disruptions, interrupted instruction and stand-offs. Please know that that doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. We’ve all… Read more
Something has to change. Then again, maybe it’s just me. I am paid a fair salary and my working conditions are good. And yet, it continues to bother me. So, until I make a change, it will continue to happen. What am I talking about? I am referring to the physical and mental state I… Read more