So as I thought about the new school year starting I could not help but think about what can I write about that I have personally experienced that every new teacher might experience one time or another in their career.
I remember those first few weeks before school started when I was at school almost everyday working for six to eight hours trying to make my room look perfect. Then I would go home and continue for two or three more hours looking through pintrest to find other cool thing to do to add that special touch. Then finally came the time for school to start and I spent countless night working three or more hour getting ready for the next day or improving on things that I have already done and need to get done.
As I look back, I often wonder was it worth it? I also can’t help but think about all the time I lost with my own children. So needles to say, After teaching for over 10 years, I have a very different philosophy on how much is too much. With this in mind I decided that I would write about things that might help a new teacher keep some perspective on those first few month of school.
Topic that I feel are important to remember while keeping some perspective:
Why We Love Education (And You Should, Too!)
How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Taking Care Of One Self
10 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About Start Of The School year
10 Quick Tips About Education and new technology available
The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Taking Care Of One Self
I am super excited to share my experience with all new educators and hopefully many of you will share your stories as well. This is also a great opportunity for veteran teacher to take a step back and remember what it mean to be and educator as well as a person.