EP 78: The Invisible (work)Load of Educators

How do teachers and school leaders handle the immense, unseen pressure of their job?

In this insightful episode, Meg Durham speaks with Dr Briony Scott, an experienced principal and president of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders about the invisible load that educators carry today. The two discuss the power of empathy, proactivity and maturity in challenging moments with parents or other staff members and managing emotions in the workplace.

Through this episode, explore the tools and strategies that will help you thrive as an educator and school leader.

In this conversation we discuss

▫️ The art of having a difficult conversation.

▫️ How perfectionism is rife in education.

▫️ Why establishing clear boundaries is essential.

▫️ And so much more…

You can quote us on that…

“Schools are insatiable beasts: you can throw your family, you can throw your marriage, you can throw your health, you can throw your peace of mind, you can throw pretty much anything you want into the beast’s mouth and it will still want more.”

Dr Briony Scott

“The only way that you can win in education is by learning at how to accept that on a really good day, you may hit 80%.”

Dr Briony Scott

“You will never make everyone happy all the time.”

Dr Briony Scott


Dr Briony Scott – LinkedIn | Wenona | ACEL

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Hi, I'm Meg!

B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP

I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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