Season 3, Episode 61: From Setbacks to #SuperBetter

Can setbacks be the first step towards tapping into our inner hero to become #SuperBetter? This week’s episode is all about controlling the things that we can, and using a splash of playful self help inspired by Jane McGonigal’s Reality is Broken to help us become our best selves even in these times of uncertainty. Tune in for a peek behind the curtain and a light-hearted laugh at just a handful of the most spectacular recent professional failures from yours truly. Then hear how even a little bit of grown-up “playing pretend” might be just what you need to rebound from even the most frustrating of missteps.

Recorded in bumper-to-bumper traffic to and from my daily work as a high school instructional coach just outside of Washington D.C., Talk to Mee in the Car is where a brainstorm and a good old-fashioned brain dump collide to help educators hone their skills and become leaner, meaner, 21st century teaching machines. Join me for a quick hitting 11(ish) minute episode every Monday for tips, tricks, and strategies to change the game in your classroom TODAY with high-energy, student-centered teaching that actually works.

Because one size fits all professional development simply doesn’t.

Talk to Mee in the Car Education Podcast
Talk to Mee in the Car Education Podcast
Season 3, Episode 61: From Setbacks to #SuperBetter
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Author: John

John Meehan (@MeehanEDU) is an English teacher and school instructional coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. He began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project, after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader, and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council. In 2016, he was named one of Arlington, Virginia’s “40 Under 40” by the Leadership Center for Excellence. He is a past presenter and regular attendee at educational conferences throughout the United States, including the annual conference for National Catholic Education Association, ASCD Empower19, and the Play Like a Champion Today: Character Education Through Sports summer conference at the University of Notre Dame. He’s an avid runner who’s completed more than three dozen marathons, half marathons, long-distance road relays, mud runs, and obstacle course races. John lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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