Defining your WHY: Empowering You to Embrace Your Purpose

esl teacher purpose

Teacher, why do you do what you do? What is your goal as teacher? How does it drive the decisions that you make and how you prioritize your time?

In this episode, Beth Vaucher shares her story of how she started teaching, the newcomer who forever left an impact, her failures and successes in the classroom, and her experience as a current second language learner living abroad. She shares what brought her to develop and grow Inspiring Young Learners. She shares with her listeners her WHY.

Beth also shares the WHY for Inspiring Young Learners. The goals and vision of this company have the student and teacher in mind every step of the way. Last, Beth invites you to embrace your own WHY. Reflecting on your values, clearly define your WHY. When you do, you’ll see your impact grow further than you imagined possible.

“When the WHY is clear, the HOW is easy.”

Listen to Episode 83 of Equipping ELLs for inspiration and practical support for your teacher toolkit. If you’ve found our podcast helpful, please consider leaving a review wherever you listen to your podcasts. This is the best way you can help more teachers find us!

Upcoming Episodes to Support You as You Prepare for a New School Year:
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  • 85. Creating a Language-Rich and Visually Engaging Classroom: 8 Ways to Achieve It!
  • 86. Practical Tips from an Experienced ESL Teacher
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We all know that teaching isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be this hard. Equipping ELLs is a podcast for both ESL specialists and homeroom teachers who are looking for effective and engaging ways to support their English Language Learners without adding to their endless to-do list. Tune in each week to hear tips, strategies, and inspirational stories that will empower you to better reach your ELL students, equip them with life-long skills, and strengthen relationships with colleagues and parents.

Your host, Beth Vaucher, is the founder of Inspiring Young Learners. She is an ESL certified homeroom teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching in the US and internationally. Her background of M.Ed in ESL and Curriculum and Instruction combined with her experience has led her to develop a bestselling newcomer curriculum that has sold in over 90 countries around the globe. She brings a different perspective to teaching ELLs from her years teaching and living abroad and working with ELLs from around the world. You will walk away from each episode with the ideas and tools you need to transform your experience as a teacher and cultivate a thriving and welcoming environment for your ELL students.



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