The pressure of having to assist 30+ students is lowered tremendously and I feel less anxiety about getting to everyone.
As someone who struggles with anxiety, I find that my world continues to turn on the right axis when I plan what lies ahead. I have a Type A personality I absolutely love consistency and routines! The more consistent my life is the better I can function. However, there are a few major areas of my life that I do not want to or cannot do the same thing: the daily, weekly, monthly responsibilities; the food we eat; the clothes I wear; and the material I teach. Each day we are destined to make thousands of decisions as a teacher, a mom, and as a living breathing human .. here are four things I do each week so that I can breathe easier throughout the week and not feel so restless on Sunday night.
This school year, I have created a classroom blog for my Advisory, Social Studies, and Science classes. I am in hopes it will be the consistent force within our days as we go up against varying schedules of online and in classroom learning. It will provide support information for the assignments that we complete as well as house our expectations, etiquettes, and procedures for the class.
I began creating this document as I thought about returning to school next month. I will continue to add to it as the weeks go on and I sort out my feelings on the near future. If it is within my control then I do what I can to plan for it and if it is out of my control then I choose not to spend anytime worrying about it.
Hi, I am Mrs. Cullip. I absolutely love engaging students in the process of learning through activities, readings, lectures, and games so that they better understand the world in which they live. What do you love about what you do?