If you would like to discuss a media appearance / speaking opportunity with Shannon, please email: [email protected]

Media & Speaking

Sample Media Topics

Interviews / Articles


  • What is the most overlooked reason for teacher burnout, and what needs to change?
  • The vital parent-teacher partnership is falling apart. How this impacts kids’ education and what we can do.
  • The truth about teacher self-care, and the 7 habits that support it.
  • The one thing that’s even more important than teaching curriculum.


Sample Speaking Topics

Keynotes / Podcasts / Conferences

  • Change Fatigue in Education and Combating Teacher Burnout
  • Building Relationships Before Classroom Management
  • Cultivating a Productive Learning Environment
  • What They Didn't Tell You About Being a Teacher

Book Related Topics 

Book Talks / Workshops

  • Minimizing undesirable behaviour to increase student success
  • Establishing a productive learning environment
  • Strategies for stress-free communication with parents
  • Navigating change fatigue and avoiding burnout
  • Finding balance between home and school

About Shannon


I'm Shannon.

Teacher, Author, Speaker

Shannon Hazel is a recently-retired public school teacher and the author of the upcoming book New Teacher Confidential: What They Didn’t Tell You About Being a Teacher.

Over her 25-year career, she was a K-8 teacher, special education specialist and instructional coach for teachers.   During that time, she was actively involved in the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario and mentored many new teachers. 

In 2023, Shannon was recognized for her leadership and advocacy work for students by the Council for Exceptional Children.

She is the founder of, an online community where teachers learn, connect, collaborate, and grow their capacity as educators.

Shannon is the mother of two young adults, a dog parent and a longtime fan of the Kansas City Chiefs.


Connect with Shannon 

If you would like to discuss a media appearance / speaking opportunity with Shannon, please email: [email protected]