Knowing your limits 21/365

Teaching the Teacher

Teachers very rarely say no.

Whether it’s coaching a sports team, being asked to be part of a committee or helping out with a school event that n word very rarely crosses our lips.

Yesterday an after school activity I help supervise ran well over time and I didn’t leave school until after 7.00. Rather than push myself to be at school for a 7.30 meeting I decided the meeting wasn’t critical. Instead of wearing myself out, I simply emailed my leader to say I’d be late to the meeting.

Granted not all leaders would be cool with the email, but a tired and burned out teacher is not an effective teacher.

Nevertheless, I still felt guilty as I arrived at 7.40.

Baby steps.

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