181 – Building a new WELLNESS HABIT: The 10,000 Push-Up Challenge Teachers on Fire

On January 1, 2021, host Tim Cavey tweeted “All right, educators. Who’s up for the 10,000 push-up challenge this year? We’ll need to average 28 per day and track our progress together.” At the time, he hoped that maybe a few educators might join him. To his surprise, the tweet was liked hundreds of times, and over 170 educators joined him in a Google Sheet to track their push-up progress together. By January 16, 2021, challenge participants had combined for 66,357 recorded push-ups! As fun as that is, the challenge isn’t actually about the numbers. It’s about lifestyle change. It’s about gradually building a new daily habit: one that improves our fitness and expands our capacity to serve others. Whether you’re an official member of the Teachers on Fire 10,000 Push-Up Challenge or you’re on your own quest for teacher wellness, this conversation will encourage you. Enjoy. Welcome to Roundtables: livestreamed conversations meant to warm your heart, spark your thinking, and ignite your professional practice. QUESTIONS THAT GUIDED THIS DISCUSSION Q1 – Who are you and what does your CONTEXT in education look like? Q2 – What is your WHY for the push-up challenge? Where does your motivation come from? Q3 – How is the challenge going so far for you? UPDATE us. Q4 – What are your tips, tricks, or strategies for getting in your reps and keeping this going with CONSISTENCY? Q5 – Let us know how we can CONNECT with you and your work in 2021! CONNECT with THESE COMMITTED EDUCATORS on TWITTER 🔥 Taila McKenzie @heymsmckayy (https://twitter.com/heymsmckayy) 🔥 Kim Burke @Burke_Kim_Coach (https://twitter.com/burke_kim_coach) 🔥 Aurra Kawanzaruwa @Ms_Aurra (https://twitter.com/Ms_Aurra) 🔥 Craig Collins @CraigCCollins (https://twitter.com/craigccollins) 🔥 Andrew Canle @AJCanle (https://twitter.com/AJCanle) 🔥 Andy Dobbie @A_Dobbie11 (https://twitter.com/A_Dobbie11) ⭐️ CATCH the NEXT TEACHERS on FIRE ROUNDTABLE LIVE ⭐️ As of this post, I’m still appearing weekly on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time/11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. I’d love to see you join us and would be happy to feature your questions and comments on the show! ⭐️ CONNECT with TEACHERS on FIRE ⭐️ On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire On the Website: https://teachersonfire.net/ On Voxer @TeachersOnFire (https://web.voxer.com/u/teachersonfire) ⭐️ SUBSCRIBE to the Teachers on Fire PODCAST on YOUR MOBILE DEVICE ⭐️ On Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2ozOTRb On Google Podcasts: https://goo.gl/iA6swC On Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QkF2KW SONG TRACK CREDITS Roots of Legend by Density & Time True Messiah by DJ Freedem *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
  1. 181 – Building a new WELLNESS HABIT: The 10,000 Push-Up Challenge
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