Many of you may already be familiar with the above chart. After thorough research, the chart displays the general phases of emotion throughout the school year. While a generalization, it strikes a cord with many teachers.
I am considering doing a future blog post on this chart, but I need your feedback to help with my research.
How do you overcome the tough times displayed in this chart? Obviously, there are many difficult times we, as teachers, face throughout each school year. Furthermore, while every school year is most certainly different, many educators can attest to the ups and down that we experience throughout the course of an average year. On a side note, perhaps a topic for another time, is there even such a thing as, “an average year?”
Please leave your feedback via a comment on what gets you through the down times of teaching. We can be a resource for one another, so as we prepare for another school year we can be prepared as possible.
As WELS educators, our greatest benefit is staying connected and strong in His Word. Do you have ideas to help keep our focus on the Word throughout the year?
Please include thoughts on staying strong in Him and/or other ideas that help your through those tough months.