About Joy in Teaching

The time is now

Teachers have spoken, marched, rallied, and continue to persevere. Statistics paint a doom and gloom portrait of the education profession with nearly 50% of teachers leaving the classroom within the first 5 years and fewer and fewer college students choosing to enter the field. The roles of educators continue to increase. The demands have never been higher.

What is being done to help teachers build resilience, keep them in the classroom, and happy?

Joy in Teaching is for all educators. We are focused on keeping passion and purpose in teaching as well as making education a sustainable and joy-filled career choice.

We are armed with knowledge and research coupled with the tools and strategies to make a difference. While the world changes and demands grow Joy in Teaching is here to help educators everywhere build resilience, fight burnout, and reclaim their joy in teaching.

On the best days… 

you head home knowing that you have positively impacted the lives of your students and in a larger sense potentially bettered the world. Those are the days that you think about when you decide to become a teacher, those are the days they tell you about in college, those are the days you teaching for, but those are not all the days.
And those other days?
Well, they don’t get mentioned much, do they?

Joy in Teaching is for those days, and sometimes weeks, months, years… when it’s hard to see the fruit of the seeds you’re planting. It’s about developing the resilience to be the best educator in the dimmest of times and becoming the light for others in your field. It takes reflection, planning, and work, but it’s all worth it to reclaim the joy in teaching.

It is critical that the proverbial pendulum begins to swing back and all teachers gain the support they deserve. 

[The training] reminded me why I got into the education field and why I stay. Reading the Joy in Teaching book and discussing it as a staff helped us to learn coping strategies that others use to self-preserve and to be the best that we can be for our students.

The Joy in Teaching book helped me to remember why I decided to go into education in the first place.

Joy of Teaching [PD] was helpful to my school year because it gave us an outlet to collaborate with peers and have a better understanding of the struggles that we are going through. It also helped to put into perspective the different phases of teaching attitude and how to avoid burnout.

Dr. Tiffany A. Carr, founder of Joy in Teaching

Hi there, I am Dr. Tiffany Carr, founder of Joy in Teaching. As an educator with experience, teaching kindergarten classes through graduate courses, as well as a BA, MA, and Ph.D. in education. I have ridden the rollercoaster of this profession.

My passion lies, and always will, in teaching, however, I have lived the day-to-day pressures of trying to meet the needs of each unique student, the late nights, the phone calls home, the assessments, the class sizes, the budgets, the schedules, and the impact it can all have on our personal lives. Let’s just say I get it.

Frustrated with seeing too many great teachers begin to question their purpose, some leaving the profession altogether, I began to research teacher resilience, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, teacher attrition, and occupational stress. Along the way, I  developed a pathway of reclaiming my own joy in teaching as well as a bit of an obsession with the values, ideologies, and perceptions behind what it means to live a life in education.

My dedication to teachers and the profession comes from a place of understanding and support. I know the dynamics of what is happening in our schools and I want to be of service. It is a tumultuous time in the world of education and Joy in Teaching is here to strengthen teachers, administrators, and schools and keep great educators doing what they do best.

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Why Wait? Let’s Connect!

Whether you have a question, an idea for a collaboration, a speaking or professional development request, or are looking to purchase books in bulk, here is where to do it. I look forward to discussing how Joy in Teaching can help support you. drcarr@joyinteaching.com

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