Wednesday, May 24, 2017

4 Posts To Save Your Sanity At The End of the Year

4 Posts To Save Your Sanity At The End of the Year


Whether you finish the school year in May or June, right now it's the final stretch. Our kids are getting antsy... WE are getting antsy. It's a tough time of year. Use these posts to save yourself some sanity and time.

1. My 3 Best Secrets For Finishing Report Cards Quickly


BEAST those report cards, Ladies & Gents. You really don't need to spend more than a few hours on them if you are consistently assessing and you know your students. Mine are ALWAYS done in one night. If you know your students, I promise yours will be too.


2. How To Introduce Supplies and Routines Easily And Effectively



This isn't just for the beginning of the year: use it when you return from having a substitute, when you have a day off, or when you notice your kids are antsy. HMMM... SOUND FAMILIAR AT THIS TIME OF YEAR!? This shouldn't take more than a few minutes (five at the most), but it can drastically curb problematic behaviors because you're setting kids up for success.


3. Teachers: Are You Exploiting This Powerful Language Skill?




This will help your students stay motivated! Frankly, it also keeps things positive for YOU when you feel like your head is going to explode. Reinforcing language = gift from the teacher universe.


4. How To Take Care Of Yourself When You're Teacher-Tired




So many people worry about burn-out at the beginning of the year. I usually use these tips in August/September when school starts up, but you'd better believe I'm thinking about this stuff when May/June hits too! If I don't, I walk around looking like I put my hand in an electrical socket!! And I have gigantic bags under my eyes. And I usually get really crabby.

Because I love you, if you scroll to the bottom of the last linked post, you'll see a little sequel to the Teacher-Tired post. These two posts are some of my most popular posts, and it's because we NEED to remember to take care of ourselves! We can't teach well if we aren't well ourselves. Don't miss out on the goodies. There's lots of free self-care stuff on there for you.




So how are you hanging onto your sanity? What are your tips to... well... not look like you put your hand in an electrical socket once the school count-down is under way!? Ha! Comment below!!

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