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Teach Online With Confidence

Helping Educators Engage More Online Students with Less Stress through Simple Strategies

Dr. Bethanie Hansen 

Teaching Excellence Strategist

Have you ever thought to write a letter to your future self? In this video, a man shares his experience with doing this.

What happened?

He was unhappy with his life and wondered where he would be in the future. Then, he wrote his future self a letter and continued with his current life.

But he also changed something.

He stopped listening to talk radio (other people’s ideas).

And, he started listening to inspiring podcasts (making room to generate his own ideas).

This one small change gave him the space to stop feeling stuck, and he began to feel hopeful. He had new ideas. He felt inspired. And, everything changed.

The keys to this change were listening and learning.

To view this on YouTube, visit https://youtu.be/8jryr1Zi57M. Or, click “play” on the video included here.

 

Have you ever wondered why things never change?

When I have been stuck in situations I did not like, I wondered why. What did I do to deserve it? Why didn’t things change?

Have you ever wondered why things never changed?

At times like these, I have found that just like the man in the video, I needed to make room for something new. Also, I needed to put myself in a position to receive inspiration. Then, I needed to listen.

And, I needed to learn.

Learning is the best way to change.

If you want to make a life change, to change your circumstances, or to feel differently, learning is the best way to make it happen.

When we are learning, we have to be humble and available.

We must listen.

Reflect.

And take action when opportunities come to us.

When you’re the teacher, learning is still important.

Whatever position you hold and no matter where you are, learning is still important.

For example, after I completed a doctoral degree and felt solid career direction, I kept learning more. And that learning has made me a better teacher. It continues to be critical to my success and personal growth.

Learning more has given me the power to grow. And, because I keep learning, I will always understand my students.

Ultimately, you can feel lighter and have influence when you keep learning, too.

I hope you will enjoy today’s video share and find ways to keep yourself open. Be available. Then, listen and learn.

Because if you can do these things, you will always have direction. Even though you’ll get stuck, as we all do, you will eventually get through it.

And the future you will thank you for your commitment, perseverance, and tenacity.

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