Enjoy teaching more than you ever have before

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

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.


  • Knocking Down Blocks

    January 4, 2020 by

    Anyone that follows my blog knows that I am fascinated with the way in which my children interact with and interpret the world. I truly believe that they have much more to teach me than I have to teach them. The difficulty lies in the fact that the lessons they have to teach me are… Read more

  • I Can See the Net

    December 15, 2019 by

    Teachers are tired, they’re stressed, and they’re frustrated. Much has changed since I last taught over ten years ago. But nothing has changed more than the amount of violence and aggression that teachers encounter daily. Hardly a day passes without news of some teacher somewhere being attacked by a child. It has become, in my… Read more

  • Take Care of You

    December 11, 2019 by

    Educators, by nature, are programmed to take care of others. It is what we do. And we do a darn good job of it.  We get up early, go to bed late and give up portions of our weekends and summers so that we can become better. So that we can better help our students,… Read more

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