A few thoughts for you at this topsy turvy time
As teachers, we all want to be able to bring out our ‘A Game’, and the next few weeks are going to be challenging. Here are some things that can help:
- Discover your Strengths, or simply look through the strengths and think about which ones may help you through this time. Choose a new one each day if you like, or stick with a goodie – it’s all good!
- While some of us are more social than others, we’ve all missed the everyday interactions we sometimes take for granted. Now’s the time to make your preparations social where you can! Prepare with colleagues and with tamariki. And remember, you’re good at preparation, but you’re especially good at being with tamariki – having them together and holding a safe and nurturing space for them while they’re at school – and that’s what will be the most important thing.
- In fact, project how you want to feel when you’re back at school. That’s a good place to start your planning! And perhaps share this with the people who support your work.
- Create tiny goals! Even day-to-day, consider the question, what will make today a little better? That’s all that’s needed right now.