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Teacher Saves World E68: Triggers, Obstacles, and the Genius of If-Then

Teacher Saves World E68:Triggers, Obstacles, and the Genius of If-Then


Laurie & Matt share the 8th list they’ve started curating in their Sourcebook, a journal of ideas, concepts, and information that defines who they are and what their life stands for. We each have a Sourcebook, and you either write and live your own, or allow it to be written for you.

This week the idea of triggers is explored, those cues in the environment that routinely set-off behaviors that we’re not proud of and may be creating obstacles to growth. By identifying and listing the triggers that we’ve trained ourselves to respond to in consistent ways, we can start the process changing the script…but how? Change is hard, but there’s a little tool that can help unlock better outcomes. If we can use it, then we can make the progress we desire.

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We started Teacher Saves World! to unite teachers and parents in saving the world, one teenager at a time. We're high school teachers and parents of two teens ourselves, so while we love the little ones, that turbulent time between childhood and adulthood is our wheelhouse. We also think high school is four of the most important years in a person's life, and each teen needs an army of caring adults that are dedicated to making sure they're ready to thrive in adulthood. We're taking an Avengers approach: We need everybody to pitch in! We're all superheroes when we care about helping teenagers grow up into confident and capable adults.


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