Helping Educators Feel Better

Your job as an educator is becoming more difficult each day. I will help you feel better through my speaking, book, podcasts and blog.

You’re tired. You’re stressed. And you’re exhausted. Like the rest of us, you have days where you wonder if you’re going to make it. I have been there and it was difficult. But I also know how to help you feel better.


“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

About Jon

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.


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  • Why Vulnerability is Exactly What We Need Right Now

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  • Trying To Sell Tomorrow To Those With No Today

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    Our job is to help kids dream big. We want them to realize that with education anything is possible. And to an extent this is true. We show them the myriad of possibilities that lay before them and hope that this is enough to light a spark that will eventually catch fire. Sometimes this works.… Read more

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