It sounds like, from the feedback I have gotten, that this week has been a rough one for most of us. Too many things to do. Too many obstacles to overcome. Too many problems to solve.
You are worn out.
You are beat up.
You are spent
And now it is Friday.
A smile is deserved. Go ahead and do it! You know you want to. 🙂
No matter what happened this week. No matter what you were told. No matter where you messed up. No matter what, there was some “up” for all of the downs this week. Look back and find it and then celebrate it!
You were able to get some things accomplished. Celebrate.
You were able to get some light bulbs to turn on with students. Celebrate.
You were able to connect with some students in new ways. Celebrate.
You were able to get some traction on the content you are teaching. Celebrate.
You were able to get students to learn a little more on their own. Celebrate.
You made a difference with at least a student or two. You helped a fellow teacher feel encouraged. You made someone’s day brighter. You did something for someone they could not do on their own. Celebrate. Celebrate. Celebrate.
Do go back and see what did not work and what you need to work on. That is important. Just don’t forget to celebrate and smile for what you did right. That is equally important.
You got to Friday. Smile. Celebrate. It is okay. You have earned it!
You are awesome! I know that you see what needs improvement. Just remember that you also do somethings well. You are amazing and you are making a difference. Keep on teaching, Teacher, and keep on celebrating the good!