Wednesday, 11 November 2009

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to go wrong and nothing you do seems to work? No matter how hard you try you feel like you're just bumbling along?

What do you do when you feel like the worst teacher that walked the planet? How do you take back a bad day? How do you make it up to your students and to yourself so that you can continue on a healthy path to learning?

How do you call up the courage to listen to what your heart and mind tells you is the right path to take with a challenging student at the same time that you acknowledge that you might need help? How do you listen to yourself and others without losing sight of the most important person, the child?

These are the questions I am going to be reflecting on in my teacher journal today, Remembrance Day. Seems fitting since, in some ways, this is a day to think about how we can create and practice peace in our professional and personal lives on a day to day basis.

I welcome your thoughts.
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