Sunday Dinner

Submitted By:
Pritika Rebecca Joseph, Ed.M. Candidate, Klingenstein Center, Teachers College, New York, NY

Truth for Teachers by Angela Watson

The podcast Truth for Teachers is a fantastic weekly dose of positivity and inspiration for educators around the world. What we expect from ourselves is "superhuman" and this podcast is a thoughtful reminder that we are still, in fact, human. Educators have gone through a time of trauma, and we need to take a step back and think about ourselves, our health, and our mental wellbeing. At the end of the day, if we are not feeling our best, we cannot really be the kind of change and support our students need us to be. Truth for Teachers is raw and honest and paints an accurate picture of what teachers go through. The host, Angela Watson, covers relevant topics ranging from curating a comfortable work wardrobe to thriving as an introverted teacher and from the empathy fatigue teachers are facing to the dangers of remaining neutral about topics like race and gender identity. She does not shy away from the difficult conversations educators need to have, thus providing an avenue for self-reflection and encouragement to challenge personal assumptions, beliefs, and biases. Watson also provides us with creative, simple, and measurable strategies to improve teaching practices and maintain individual wellbeing. On the whole, the podcast aids teachers in realizing that they are not alone. With episodes released every Sunday, Truth for Teachers can easily become a part of your preparation and sustenance for the workweek.

Teaching Practice
Psychology & Human Development