Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Remember to Breathe

Teachers are crazy busy during the school year. We teach 8 hours a day and then do grading before and after school that averages in hours. Personally I do about 3 to 5 hours of grading outside of my teaching hours during the week. We then also grade on the weekends out of necessity not want.

That is just what we need to do for our job set forth by our contract. We then do things outside of our contract that still fall within school. A lot of us run clubs or help out with school dances or chaperone field trips.

I work the home basketball and football games, moderate the literary magazine,  coach JV softball, and chaperone the Model UN field trips.

With so much going on we, as teachers forget to breathe sometimes.

I'm here to tell you not to forget to breathe. Take one night off of grading and read a book. Maybe cook an amazing dinner. Do a craft. Something besides sit in front of the TV because when you sit in front of the TV, you could grade. Don't make yourself feel guilty over something that should make you feel relaxed.

Never forget to breathe and relaxed because a stressed out teacher just leads to you taking it out on your students even if you don't mean to.

Relax every once and a while. Never forget to breathe.

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