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Teacher Saves World E32: Special Episode: Matt’s Amazon Book Failure…and Recovery

Teacher Saves World E32: Special Episode: Matt’s Amazon Book Failure…and Recovery


Laurie & Matt discuss the epic failure of Matt’s journey in self-publishing his first book on Amazon, how he recovered, and the value of the failure.

Just when an author should be feeling the exultation of completing and publishing a book, Matt recounts the technical difficulties he encountered and how they led to feelings of self-doubt instead of the joy he was anticipating. This failure, it turns out, provided an opportunity for Matt to continue his growth and make improvements to his book that maybe he wouldn’t have had things gone smoothly. This of course leads Laurie & Matt to reflect on their roles as parents and teachers, and why we need to allow our teens to fail instead of intervening so often.

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We started Teacher Saves World! to unite teachers and parents in saving the world, one teenager at a time. We're high school teachers and parents of two teens ourselves, so while we love the little ones, that turbulent time between childhood and adulthood is our wheelhouse. We also think high school is four of the most important years in a person's life, and each teen needs an army of caring adults that are dedicated to making sure they're ready to thrive in adulthood. We're taking an Avengers approach: We need everybody to pitch in! We're all superheroes when we care about helping teenagers grow up into confident and capable adults.


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