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.
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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.