As a teacher or home school parent, often you may experience a feeling of fatigue. You ask yourself, "Can I really do this much longer? Will my rope hold? I feel like I am drowning!"
Here are a few great tips to assist you in the battle with burn out:
1. Model Expectations. If you want students to be successful readers, writers, and mathematicians, show them what that looks like. Avoid poor models, demonstrating properly written books and pieces. You will see a drastic rise in success. When they are clear about the target, hitting it will become much less difficult!
2. Always be open to new ideas. Sometimes our ideas just need a sot in the arm or a new perspective. Remember, there are many successful ideas floating around out there. Don't be afraid to try them and see if they work for you.
3. Don't get stuck in a rut. Sometime you just need to switch things up. Just because things worked with one class, one group, or one child does not mean it will always work with others. Sometimes a new angle is more effective. Everyone is engineered different. Seek to find modalities that reach each student or child most effectively.
4. Celebrate Success. When your children succeed, make sure to give positive feedback and words of encouragement. This will challenge them to continue working hard to achieve success!
5. Take "mini" breaks to smell the flowers. Literally, allow yourself to take brain breaks now and again. Choose another passion you enjoy for a moment. After a break, you are refreshed and come back with a clearer focus.
6. Google it. Whatever you may need, it's out there. Search, google, and use the resources that best fit your budget! The possibilities and discoveries are limitless!!!
7. Be passionate. Invest with your whole heart and let your joy radiate. Look for the good in the world around and celebrate successes with your students, even if they appear to be small.
8. Take your vitamins, eat healthy, exercise, and get a good nights rest. Look for foods that are healthy, eat less processed foods, and sleep.