Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Just Keep Smiling...

Ok.  I'm not going to lie.  Teaching can be extremely difficult.  The lesson planning is completely time consuming--seriously!  But on the up note, one of my classes was switched so I dropped a lesson prep and now I feel like I can at least see light!  Before the change with that additional prep, it was pitch black.

Anyway, I have learned a valuable lesson these past few days.  There are some kids/ situations that I have been struggling with.  But I glue a smile on my face and fake that I'm happy.  I keep that fake smile glued on until I realize it has transformed from fake to real.  And honestly the next thing I know, my bubbly personality is back.

So... question: do you remember Dori from "Finding Nemo?"  She would always say, "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming."  I feel like that could be my motto, "just keep smiling, just keep smiling!"  It honestly works!! :D  If you are having a crummy day, don't have air conditioning, have to deal with an extremely large class with overly talkative students, etc., then just keep smiling.
P.S. My air conditioning was turned on in one of my rooms today.  Oh my goodness.  It was the best thing ever!  The kids were better behaved.  I could focus during my prep hour and work. It was fantastic! :)

1 comment:

Jen and Wyatt said...

Haha!!! That's so great!!! I love it. Thanks for sharing that!!! You are so cute.