1.The Attitude With Which we enter the Classroom
The longer I have been teaching I have noticed more and more how our attitude in the classroom really affects our ability to make the change we seek in our students. This is quite a bit different that just putting on a happy face all the time but that is a good place to start.
This is directly related to how we see and manage ourselves in the larger picture of education, while simultaneously being able to see each individual student as a person with unique needs, abilities and desires.
If you feel like your desire to change lives through teaching has died out then it is time to embark on whatever journey necessary to rekindle that fire! Many lives, and most importantly, your life, are on the line!
Your life is far too important to dread showing up to work each day. This serves no one! Your life is going to suffer, your family is going to suffer, and your students are going to suffer.
The good news is that we can shift the way we view ourselves in this larger picture. We can change what we think about the big picture of education. These thoughts about us in the big picture can shape the way we feel about our role in education and those feelings will ultimately change our actions, leading to better results.
If you feel like you have lost yourself then keep connecting with us here at The Healthy Educator on your journey to finding yourself again!