Ok, so inservice or “PD” as it is now called is barely over and you are exhausted already, right? I know. As Miranda Jackson said once,“This is way beyond college exam week tired”. I see it in the eyes of our neebies on staff–that excitement mixed with raw FEAR. So, here’s the best advice that I have never forgotten from some of the best teachers in the world.
Go, teachers. It’s only bad because that good teacher is back, school is now in, and we are going to change lives every moment of every day. If you are a Christian, then the enemy is mumbling, “My goodness, is it time to start school again? Time to get busy. I got some destruction to cause.”
Relax- I say all the time “Your stress doesn’t become my stress”, then help students with problem solutions. I also say “It is not about the messes and problems that we make, but how will we recover? How will we fix this?” I remind them that we are a work in progress and that progress sometimes takes a lot of work.