- Plan your lunches. Stock up on items that are easy to toss into your lunch bag as you rush out the door: cheese sticks, crudités with hummus, fruit cups, apples, nuts, the teachers’ staple: peanut butter, crackers, plenty of water, green tea, and anything else that you find enjoyable and healthful.
- Dress the part. Even on casual Fridays, you should not dress as if you just finished mowing the lawn.
- Plan how you are going to manage the intense stress levels that can occur when you have too much to do and too little time. Even simple actions such as a brisk walk, a completed to-do list, or getting enough sleep will make it easier for you to enjoy your school days.
- Take your successes home with you, but leave your problems at school.
- Don’t listen to those teachers who are negative.
- Act confidently.
- Over plan.
- Start your day with a neat desk. End with a neat desk.
- Use a digital recorder or write notes. You won’t remember.
- Wear comfortable shoes.
- Be early. Stay a bit late. You will feel better if you give 100%+ while you are at school.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Eleven Quick Tips to Help You Be a Better Teacher
Sometimes we all just need a quick reminder to get on track and stay on track. Maybe there's a reminder you can use in this list of quick tips. These tips are not about teaching, but rather about the business of being a teacher,