Introducing REAL CHALK!

real chalk archive Sep 07, 2017

Welcome to the FIRST edition of our weekly Optimized Educator Newsletter! This post was delivered yesterday to our subscribers via email and is being archived here on our Blog, as all of our future issues will be. This week's newsletter message is a revisit to our post FIRST THINGS FIRST.



How many Very Important Things spin around in your head, each morning?


Cassie is going on vacation, need to make a packet...
Projector still on the blink, have to fill out a request…
Maddie's mom emailed, forgot to send a reply…
Assembly got moved, math lesson is back on…
Online training for HR is due next week…
Gradebook updates due again today…
Yikes, forgot to grade the quizzes!
Sub plans for the IEP meeting...
Classroom library still a mess…
Union meeting after school…
Observation tomorrow…


UGH. I left my coffee in the CAR!


And all that, before you even get to your classroom. So. Start with the coffee. No. Really.

You will never, ever, ever get to the point of getting "everything" done for "everyone" as a teacher. I don’t care how much you love your students. Or how many of your parents are on the school board. The list just rolls on and on and on.


And.


On.


No matter how devoted you are. No matter how hard you work. No matter how many bags of grading you take home. No matter what. You will never, ever, ever, meet all the expectations of all the people who “need” things from you in this job.

So. Take a deep breath. Get the coffee. You are doing just fine.

 

 

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