So I hate to break the bad news to you, but it is only Tuesday.
I know that the day was long and rough, and it definitely felt like four days and it should be Friday now…but it is not. And you will be okay.
Yes, things did not work out the way you thought they would. Yes, student behavior was reminiscent of the time that the day before winter break was also a full moon. Yes, that one administrator did that one thing that made you feel like the only one that can’t do anything right. Yes, it was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day…and probably would have been even if you were in Australia.
You made it through.
You made it awesome.
Somehow, you never let on how bad a day you were having. Your students did not know that you were on the verge of tears. They felt special. They felt cared for. They felt like they finally are starting to understand concepts that they’ve been struggling with.
You allowed your students to have a good day…even though yours was the opposite.
Teacher, I need you to look yourself in the mirror and know that YOU ARE A GREAT TEACHER!
I know that you don’t feel like it on days like today, however it is nonetheless true. YOU ARE AMAZING!
Ignore the voices in your head right now (or wherever the voices might be), and know that you are making great choices and doing the right things for your students. You are making a difference. You are getting through. You are making things better for them in the long run.
You are important. You matter. You rock! Even on not-so-terrific-days!
Don’t doubt yourself, Teacher. I believe in you! Keep going and keep on teaching!