Ep 96: Valuing Yourself & Finding Balance

How can we navigate the evolving landscape of teaching and find balance in our lives?

In this episode, Meg Durham engages in a thought-provoking conversation with the insightful guest Lill Daley. The discussion centres around the evolving journey of educators and the importance of valuing yourself and your changing needs. Lilli shares her personal experiences, including how she navigated burnout and redefined her identity as a teacher.

You’ll gain valuable insights into the delicate balance between teaching and personal wellbeing, the power of reflection and the significance of ‘connection before correction’ in the classroom.

Join us to explore the transformative potential of embracing change, prioritising wellbeing, and reimagining the teacher’s role.

Tune in for a refreshing perspective on teaching, personal growth, and finding harmony in the ever-evolving landscape of education.

In this conversation we discuss

▫️ How our needs change over time.

▫️ How to redefine our identities as teachers.

▫️ Why the support of experienced teachers matters.

▫️ And so much more…

You can quote us on that…

“What teaching means to us can evolve.”

Lill Daley

“It’s okay to have a life outside of teaching.”

Lill Daley

“I missed so much because of the priority that I placed on work.”

Lill Daley


Lill Daley – Instagram | Website

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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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