The Power of Language with Author and Educator Jen Rafferty

power of language

Teacher, your words have power.

In this episode of the Equipping ELLs podcast, join us as we delve into the power of language with Jen Rafferty, founder of Empowered Educator®. Discover transformative practical strategies to address teacher burnout, promote social-emotional well-being, and revolutionize your teaching approach.

Jen Rafferty’s 15 years of experience as a teacher and her pursuit of a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology have fueled her mission to empower educators worldwide. Through Empowered Educator®, her innovative professional development program, Jen has gained global recognition for her concrete strategies to prevent burnout and promote career longevity. Featured in Authority Magazine, Medium, Thrive Global, and Voyage MIA, she is also a TEDx speaker and the author of the Amazon bestseller, “A Place in the Staff: Finding Your Way as a Music Teacher.”

Jen is passionately committed to staying current with the latest research in mindset, leadership, and cognitive neuroscience. In this episode, Jen shares her profound insights on the power of language that can transform the way we live and teach. Discover how language shapes our experiences and interactions, ultimately impacting our students’ learning.

“When we think about the language that we’re using it is a direct reflection as to where we are placing our focus and attention, and it is a directive to where we place our focus and attention.

Don’t miss this empowering conversation as we uncover the true power of language in education. Tune in to this episode and gain practical tools to revolutionize your teaching and encourage you today!

Topics Discussed in this episode:
  • how the language we use effects the outcomes in our lives
  • how having confidence in your own worth effects your ability to advocate for your students and their families
  • actions you can take to empower yourself as a teacher when you feel defeated
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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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