1. Stop working on the weekends.
  2. Sketch out your lesson plans by Thursday night. Once you vow to complete plans early, you’ll enjoy Sunday nights again.
  3. Take another teacher her favorite coffee or tea one morning for no reason at all.
  4. Stop dwelling on the bad parent.
  5. Time yourself. Establish a reasonable time to accomplish your plans, and stop when the timer goes off.
  6. Pretend like you’re volunteering and approach each task with an I’m-so-glad-I-can-help attitude.speaker-1804149_1280
  7. Turn on music. Children need to sing.
  8. Plan a potluck lunch for your hall or entire school.
  9. Spend more time with the students that get overlooked. Both you and the always-obedient deserve the extra time together.
  10. Spend time talking with your students when you normally aren’t with them, even if that means giving up a planning period. Go outside with them, eat a snack or lunch, or take them on a walk.
  11. Relax. The guillotine is not waiting for you if you aren’t at your best every moment of the day. Take the time you have and the materials you have, and do your best to relax.guy-2557251_1280
  12. Crazy day? Stop. Seat the kids around you, and read a stack of books for no other reason than the love of reading.


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    1 Comment

  1. Michele December 11, 2017 at 6:29 am Reply

    This is all great advice. I love number 12. I am amazed at how much children love to be read to even in this tech
    driven age.

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