A few weeks ago, I taught an online Master Educator class, and I received an email from an educator thanking me for the event and explaining that she had been burned out for a while and that the class gave her the motivation and inspiration she had been needing.
Have you been there? I know I have. We have all been frustrated, disillusioned, tired, burned out, and just not sure if we want to get up and continue on the journey of being an educator. What can we do?
Today is National Get Up Day. This national day was founded by U.S. Figure Skating to celebrate stories of individuals who get back up. But I don’t think this is just for skaters. Today should remind all of us when we stumble or struggle or are just burned out, to find some inspiration and get back up.
To celebrate this day, remind yourself it is ok to fall, but then pick yourself up and keep going. Read an inspiring story. Watch a motivational video. Listen to upbeat music. Pick out a podcast. Or even take a class! It is important that we occasionally take off our educator hat and put on our student hat and take time to learn, refuel and recharge. We must re-energize ourselves through training.
Most of you are aware of the Milady Master Educator online instructor courses. We have many topics for you to choose from and you can take them at your own time and pace. Each course is 3 hours long and costs $32.50.
To recognize and applaud you for your commitment to improving your knowledge and keeping yourself motivated and inspired, Milady also offers a certification program for educators. These certificates allow you to show off your commitment to growth, professionalism, and success as an educator in the beauty and wellness industry.
· Master Educator Certification. To receive your Level 1 Master Educator Certification, you must complete a total of 12 classes.
· Advanced Master Educator Certification. To receive your Level 2 Advanced Master Educator Certification, you must complete an additional 6 classes for a total of 18.
And for all of you who asked for it… it is finally here! The third level of certification – the Trailblazer!
· Trailblazer Master Educator Certification. To receive this Level 3 Trailblazer Certificate, you must complete an additional 6 classes for a total of 24 classes.
If you are not sure of how many classes you have completed or if you have completed enough to receive one of the certifications, you can email us at [email protected]
Lisha Barnes is a Cosmetology/Barber Instructor with over 25 years of experience. She started out in a small private school working in Admissions, Financial Aid, Education, and School Director. She was a Director of Education for a chain of Private Cosmetology schools. Currently she serves as the Academic Development Manager for Milady where she supports schools and educators around the nation with continuing education, curriculum development and product knowledge. Lisha has served as an Educator for Milady’s Career Institute; NACCAS Commission; Career Educators of America Committee Member; and has authored numerous writing projects for Milady. This industry experience allows her to see the industry from a variety of viewpoints, which helps in sharing information and ideas with educators all around the world.