I've taught art for the last 20 something years, y'all. I've learned a lot about art teacherin', art makin' and finding a happy balance between the two. I'm here to share my ups, downs and what works best for me and my awesome artists.
(Re)Discovering Your Passion and Finding Your 'Thing'
26:22My last couple of episodes might have struck a chord with you if you were in a place like I was several years ago: "I don't know what my THING is!" Everyone seems to have their passion, their purpose and it can be downright scary if you feel you don't have your own. Let's talk about it today and discuss ways to find your 'thing'.
How to Tackle Your BIGGEST Goal!
33:14Like, what is your biggest goal? The one you DREAM about? What's stopping you from going after it? Now is the time! Take a listen and I hope to help you take some baby steps to get there. Show notes can be found on my blog: Cassiestephens.blogspot.com
Do You have to Suffer to Succeed?
26:18In this podcast episode, I share some thoughts on just this notion. What do you think? You can find the books and movies I reference over on my blog: cassiestephens.blogspot.com. You can buy my book or purchase a ticket to the Art Teacherin' Extravaganza here: https://art-teacherin-with-cassie-stephens.myshopify.com
Best Supplies for Sewing, Embroidery and Weaving!
51:10So I got a C (for "Cassie"!) in textiles in college. During my first year teaching, when 'weaving' was apart of the curriculum, I panicked. That was 23 years ago...since then I've learned to love all things textiles myself. It's become one of my favorite things to teach! In this longwinded podcast, I'll be sharing with you all of my very favorite supplies for sewing, embroidery and weaving!
Are You An Art Teacherin' Workaholic?
25:39And if you are, what should you do about it? Let's talk about it because if you are running around like crazy each and every day, that's not healthy or sustainable. Trust me, you can still be an amazing art teacher AND have priorities that don't include teaching art.
5 Things I've Changed My Mind About as an Art Teacher
29:03There are certain art teacherin' truths I used to really cling to...and here's five of them that I've changed my mind about.
How to Deal with Art Teacherin' Exhaustion
39:28I dunno about you all but I. AM. BEAT. BUT I'm trying my hardest to work my way through this exhaustion with my Top 8 Tips to combat this fatigue and make the most of our art teacherin' lives. Also chatting about the Art Teacherin' Extravaganza! You can find out more here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CassieStephenz?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=953280630&fbclid=IwAR3ffUDwPO5IHby07X0gR4Pb1NS8LFJKgd5DTOboefN6JuzLwD0JI34qn-Y
Dealing with Bullies, Part 2
28:14I was recently asked about this...and even tho I've spoken about dealing with bullies in Episode 35...I am coming to this topic from a different perspective this time. It may help to listen to both episodes. In Episode 35, I speak a lot about my experiences. In this one, let's focus on how to deal because it may be more about changing your perspective or, as I call the, your Insecurity Sunglasses.
How I Became a Magical Time Bender
30:23My most frequently asked question is: how do you get so much accomplished. First of all, LOLZ, y'all, it's all smoke and mirrors! BUT I am sharing my top three time-bending tricks today! I think they'll work for you too!
My 25 Year Struggle with Disordered Eating
29:28This podcast episode has been on my mind since I started my podcast. But, honestly, I wasn't comfortable talking about it for many reasons...which I talk about here. If you suffer from disordered eating, know that this episode may trigger you...although I am very careful not to get into details of my specific eating disorder as that's private...and triggering for some, I know. I want you to know, if you suffer, you are not alone. Sending you all the strength and love.