This weeks focus was “Habits.” Our goal was to come up with a habit to help keep our sanity and share daily within our little Facebook group.
Yeah, so I failed miserably. I thought about it all week and literally was so spent from the final week with students that honestly I think my only habit was pure survival. To say last week and this year has been easy would be a serious understatement. This year owned me and disappointed me and was by far one that I never want to ever repeat again. I failed. I didn’t fail my students, I failed myself. I had expectations and plans that were basically pushed to the side so that I would just be able to survive. So when this final week hit, all my survival skills kicked in and it was just a massive goal to keep myself going to work. For the first time in a long time work was actually work and I hated that.
So I think my habit (although very late in the creation) is to do things each week that help me regain my teacher confidence and build my teaching toolbox. This week I am going to focus on staying positive. I tend to self-talk a lot and can easily down talk myself into a crappy place. This week I am going to really keep my self-talk positive.
I think it is a good long term habit. Any particular habits you all care to share?