Great words of advice for teachers who aren’t “perfect”!
Whether you’ve been back for a few weeks, or just a day or two — you did it!
You made it out of bed at an ungodly hour, rocked a fresh first-day outfit, and presented your Teacher Self to a new crop of kids.
You’re taking attendance, writing those first parent e-mails, planning lessons, doing lunch duty, attending meetings, assigning first homeworks, and collecting first homeworks.
Maybe you’re teaching a brand-new course this year, or taking on a new responsibility as coach or advisor, too.
Through all of this, you’re delivering instruction to multiple groups of differently abled, very distractible kids.
So, please remember — it’s OK if…
1. You don’t know most of your students’ names yet.
2. It takes you a full five minutes to remember old students’ names when they say hello in the hallway.
3. Your desk is already a mess of papers.
4. You didn’t…
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