Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #116
Ten Questions to Help You Become a Better Teacher This Year.
Question #6 – How do I respond to stress?
I love stress. I think this is why, for some sick and twisted reason, I love reviewing a slideshow or activity late the night before I am going to teach it.
Inevitably, I will end up tearing it to shreds and starting over or try something different.
This always seems to happen to me on a Sunday evening – such as when the night before I was going to be observed by Shane, I decided to chuck the lesson plan I had shared with him and do something different, something that I thought was far more engaging.
I think I do this because I love the stress of trying to put it all together and pull it off just before class starts.
Am I really that different from students who motivate themselves via stress by leaving things until the last minute?