Happy Wednesday everyone!
On today’s Teacher Spotlight @teachwithmebusybee chats about the up’s and the down’s of being a teacher, and what she does to make her weeks easier.
‘Hello, I’m the teacher behind @teachwithmebusybee and in all honesty, as the name suggests, teaching life, as many of you know, is super busy! I do wonder how many teachers will even find the time to read this, but if you’ve got this far I appreciate the support!
I’m sure, like me, you spend your days trying to juggle the many different hats you wear, plan exciting lessons, inspire your children and keep going with a smile on your face regardless of how exhausted you may be feeling.
I felt that having the chance to write a blog post was a perfect opportunity to think and reflect on the day to day organised classroom ‘chaos!’.
1. Stop, look and listen! The children do these hundreds of times a day.. but do you? I actually took some time in a few lessons recently to just stop, look and listen to the learning taking place. It really boosted my confidence; sitting back and looking at all the children being engaged in the lesson and hearing the learning ‘buzz’ going on in the room. Try it, I am sure you’ll all be pleasantly surprised and if nothing else, you’ve take a minute to sit down!
2. Get Outdoors! As the weather improves, there’s no real excuse, who wouldn’t want to get outside and learn? I love providing active and outdoor learning opportunities with my class as and where possible and the children love it! Have a look at my feed or feel free to message me for some different ideas, there are so many great Instagram pages I can recommend too!
3. ‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail..’ you’ve heard it before about interviews, exams, but what about food? I am the worst at getting up in the morning, I set 5 alarms, snooze each one and always opt to skip breakfast, grab something easy for lunch just for an extra 5 minutes in bed. However, I’ve since started getting organised on Sunday and Wednesday evenings, preparing snacks and meal planning, and I feel so much better for it! Better still, it means I’ve more energy to get through the day.
If you’ve got to the end of this blog, thank you, as I fully understand and appreciate how busy you all are! I’m always looking out for inspiring teachers to follow, so drop by and say hi @teachwithmebusybe.
And thank you Willowbrook Education for having me!’
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