As this year winds down, if you have a bad day or you find your patience growing short, give yourself permission to take a time out and if you don't make it there, don't beat yourself up about. Tomorrow is a new day and it's amazing what a little distance can and perspective can heal.
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May 25, 2017
May 11, 2017
When life gets tough, wear a tutu or whatever your tutu, box or dance is and don't care who's watching when you wear it, jump out it, or dance it. Life's too short to take it all seriously, I hope this makes you smile.
May 04, 2017
During this Teacher Appreciation Week (and really every day), we must take the opportunity to say thank you to the folks who have impacted us as teachers and people and continue to inspire us even through the toughest teaching and personal times.
April 13, 2017
In this ever-connected world we live in, each of us has to make a concerted effort to balance how we spend our time to not miss out on valuable life experiences that happen in real time, face to face.
March 30, 2017
It's okay to disagree with what you read online but we still need to respect the opinions and beliefs of those around us. Trolls exist and there will always be people who want to make others feel badly about whatever matters to them, but we must rise above that behavior and demonstrate the expectations we have for our kids.
February 23, 2017
Running around all the time has its purpose, but sometimes a real vacation from it all is necessary to just catch up on sleep. So give yourself permission to take a break and if you can't give it to yourself, take a permission slip from me.
February 14, 2017
Overwhelmed with always feeling like I'm making the wrong choice, I realize that the sacrifices I've made to get where I am now cannot be taken back, I can only look forward and sometimes temporary decisions must be made to mitigate further damage.
February 02, 2017
What I appreciate most the ability to step back after a bad day and really put things in perspective. If a student and I had a difference of opinions and I didn't show the best side of myself, I can come back to class tomorrow, with a smile on my face and treat the day as new.
January 17, 2017
Ultimately, it comes down to the fact that there is no other profession that I can really see myself in. I've tried a few others out, so it's not a default and I'm certainly not doing it to have the summers off (as I'm not usually off during that time.) Teaching is both noble and challenging. It takes a long time to truly nurture and grow.
January 12, 2017
And I'm certain that as more time goes on, my skill set will be used more efficiently and I will be able to help more kids through more teachers. How has listening helped you become a better member of your school community? Please share