This year I have learned so much, mostly about myself. I could probably write a self help book. I have been coaching myself and encouraging myself after some pretty heavy blows. As curious as you all must be, I cannot disclose all that much simply because I want to remain in my family, workplace, church, and circle of friends. So, with that said, I will tell you what I have learned (which is probably what every person learns, but we don't have Oprah to tell us these precious little nuggets anymore so we must figure them out for ourselves-thanks Oprah, ugh!) Here goes:
- If you enjoy doing something and it isn't hurting others, then do it. Especially if it is what God has gifted you to do.
- When others are pointing out your flaws then they are intimidated by your success
- Humble yourself at every opportunity and take credit for nothing, instead give it back to Pinterest, which is clearly where ALL ideas come from
- SMILE every day as often as possible
- Make learning fun. Honestly, this is first grade in America-do a craft in every unit because these are 6 year olds and they need to be able to be 6!
- Laugh with your students
- Let your students see you upset, life is hard and if they see you process through and still come out smiling later in the day/week/year then that is healthy
- Enjoy being you, God loves you so why can't you love you?! Get a grip.
- Sing because it is fun
- Dance and be silly
- Get organized at home and at school
- Let the parents of your students help, they want to and you need as much help as you can get
- Spend time with the Father and pray for your students & co-workers
- It's OK to overdo things as long as you don't go crazy, and if you do then there are pills to help you out
- Get a pedicure
- Exercise then go order Dairy Queen, you deserve it.
- Listen to your music loudly in your classroom: hip hop, worship, Adele, Bruno Mars, Jesus Culture, and the Civil Wars to name a few
- DRINK Coffee a lot
(Some AWESOME teachers with me in the middle wearing the ear wrap)