We all have bad days. We all have days where things didn’t go right…or as planned. Days that derail even th most positive of attitudes.
The real question is what you do when you have them. As a teacher, your mood affects the class. As an administrator, your mood affects the building. (When the principal sneezes, the whole school catches a cold.) So what do you do?
** Take a page from Venspired and just let it go.
**Appreciate the little things on your campus, like the funny jokes your SPED teacher posts each day outside his room.
(seriously, I chuckle.every.single.day.)
**Have someone you can Vox with that will give great “chin up, butter cup!” advice! (High five, @mrmacnology!)
** Borrow cheetos from your school counselor.
** Walk from classroom to classroom and be amazed at the incredible learning that is happening around you each day. That’s why we’re here. That’s why we do what we do. We didn’t get into this profession for money, for a fame, or for a campus rating. We got into this because we wanted to make a difference, and make education better. For all these kids and our own.
And you can’t do that if you’re being a Mr. or Mrs. Grumpy Pants. So put that smile one, channel your inner Mrs. Ripp, and get into those classrooms.
Who knows who is looking to you to be their sunshine?