29: Mindset and Management with Anna Nichols
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29: Mindset and Management with Anna Nichols

If you’ve ever found yourself on the edge of breaking down in the classroom, today’s show is especially for you. There is hope and there are so many resources to help you - today’s guest is one of those resources!


Anna Nichols had lots of experience outside of teaching before she became a teacher at age 31. Being an outsider to the public education system, since then she’s feels like she’s been trying to figure out what makes students tick! 


Anna runs the blog - Managing the Art Classroom. She started the blog after finding out that the number one issue for teachers was classroom management. She talked to many teachers and they felt like it was a struggle to even get children to a space where they could actually learn.



Show Highlights:


  • Anna’s dream job teaching everybody is the job she has now!
  • Once a month elementary art isn’t ideal for the kids or the teachers
  • Anna’s biggest challenge for elementary art classes
  • How Anna’s blog was created to help teachers.
  • Ways that Anna’s consulting business is providing oxygen for teachers.
  • Advice for teachers who are on the verge of breaking down.
  • Classroom management was the #1 variable in student achievement.
  • Anna is the last person she ever thought would influence other teachers in the classroom.
  • Warm/strict is how Anna describes her classroom management style.
  • Being a teacher is a psychological mine field!
  • The power stance can be a secret weapon against fear and anxiety.
  • The power of “decide first” as a mindset practice.


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