ProsperousTeachers.com is an unapologetic teacher-first website.
Welcome to ProsperousTeachers.com! Thanks for visiting.
It’s easy to join the “teacher complaint club” about all the problems with the education system (if you can call it a system). We’ve all been there.
This isn’t the site for that. This isn’t another lesson plan website. There are plenty of those available online.
Not only are there plenty of teacher lesson plan sites (which are valuable) but teachers are going to be far more useful to their students, their families, and their schools if they are happy, healthy, and financially satisfied. Therefore, this site aims to make those dreams a reality for teachers on their schedules. With their skill sets.
ProsperousTeachers.com is a site for teachers to find ways to be selfish. ProsperousTeachers.com realizes that the education industry is decades behind other professions and we will need to steal from them to get more done with less effort.
To explore realistic ways to find more time.
To reduce stress.
To earn more money.
To have better health.
To have more fun.
To do less.
And to not join the ranks of former teachers.
We aren’t going out to change education. We are going to change ourselves and the system will improve because of us.
My name is Mark Eichenlaub. I know what it feels like being “done” with teaching. Two years ago I would drive home daily in a rage about what was going on with education.
The pointless meetings. The standardized tests. The wasted time. The conflicting mandates from “above.”
Not only was I mentally “done” but my health gave out. During the day I felt like someone was holding me underwater and I was fighting to occasionally get above water to take a breath.
I was constantly exhausted and irritable when I got home from school.
Any attempt to get started working out again was a pipe dream. I was lucky to have enough energy to stay up to 8pm and play video games.
But then things changed…
I found out I had a thyroid issue and needed to get serious about my health.
I made some major changes to my diet and exercise routines that have given almost more energy than I can handle.
If I can feel great you can easily feel great too.
What should readers of this site expect?
I used to be cynical and scoff that anything could change. But then I helped my district give teachers a massive “raise” and was featured 3 times in the New York Times and have helped thousands of other teachers do the same.
Your life as a teacher can change. It can change a lot. I believe in slow, steady improvement by adding small positive habits one at a time.
I will podcast and write about small changes that we can take to have better lives as teachers. Small changes that add up to massive results over time.
Imagine you as the happy, healthy, wealthy teacher that you dream of.
Imagine a college education that actually prepared you for teaching.
Imagine professional development that actually prepared you for life as a teacher.
THAT is the goal of this site.
I also write about personal finance and entrepreneurship from a teacher’s point of view and focus on realistic ways to supplement and grow our income and how to squeeze the most out of a teacher’s salary.
This site is will be like you reading dozens of books on fitness, time management, leadership, public speaking, body language, psychology, and more (with time you don’t have) and interviewing top teachers. But with all of your information in one place.
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I have big goals and I need your help.
I plan on expanding the podcast and Youtube channel to eventually doing live events, consulting, coaching, more books and Professional Development.
To reach more teachers and district I’ll need your help getting the word out.
Tell your administrators and local teacher conferences to invite me to speak and consult.
Help me get the word out when my next book is released.
My Books and Online Course
My book on motivating students is still absolutely free. You can download it here.
I also created “Teach and Earn More” for busy teachers who don’t understand the whole “retirement and investing” thing.
I interviewed teachers and millionaires who retired early. The course walks you through exactly how you can retire with the most money possible and stop overpaying your 403b provider and earn tens of thousands of more dollars.