Extraordinary Teachers is dedicated to empowering teachers with tools to create greater levels of happiness and purpose within themselves and their classrooms.
My name is Danielle Sullivan and I’m here to support you in bringing happy back in and out of the classroom. It’s a hard time to be a teacher right now. Teachers are feeling overwhelmed, under appreciated and disconnected from everything. Extraordinary Teachers is here for you.
Our goal is to help teachers:
Become inspired to do the work they love- the work they were meant to do and be the best version of themselves
Discover their personal power and use that power to be happy in their lives
Feel like they can affect real change in and out of the classroom
We want to create a community of like-minded educators– the teaching staff you wish you had! Our dream is a world where educators support each other and are unstoppable.
I’ve spent my entire life in the field of education. I began on Capitol Hill working on education reform. Then I spent the last 9+ years teaching in a Title I schools. I also spent tons of time co-teaching several summer institutes with the National Writing Project, running professional development workshops, and providing instructional coaching and consulting. When I wasn’t teaching kids, I was talking with teachers about what worked and what didn’t in their classrooms and lives.
For the last 5 years, I’ve also studied the science of happiness. Our programs are deeply rooted in positive psychology, neuroplasticity, and social emotional learning. Our entire approach is scientifically-proven and evidence-based. Now it’s my greatest joy to offer life coaching for teachers, onsite professional development for school districts, and online programs just for teachers.
I hope you’ll get in touch to schedule a complimentary consultation so we can discuss how we might approach a coaching relationship designed to help you achieve your goals.
“I could either continue to be frustrated and unproductive or I could make a different decision.” #extraordinaryteachers
Let’s face it, we all suffer from bad days or frustrating moments. As a teacher, it is super easy to let a bad moment or a bad lesson permeate the entire day. Of course this is true for all professions; however, as a teacher our day is super fast paced (no time for recovery or perspective) and often times negativity breeds negativity (ie: the Spanish teacher had a tough day, complained about it in the lounge, and now you feel drained too).
When we are sucked into a bad day, we are robbed of all the joy the current moment can bring. I’m a huge proponent of “feeling what you have to feel,” but then move on. So if a pen explodes during your observation or if someone cuts you off while driving – feel frustrated, embarrassed, annoyed, angry – those things are awful, and then choose to MOVE ON.
Notice that you have a choice. You have a choice to continue feeling crappy or a choice to move on and bring happy back.