I'm joining The Compelled Educator (Jennifer Hogan) for a Motivational Linky Party!
Today is the first day back to school for teachers in my district.
I feel like I've been working all summer. I taught summer school in June, I spent half of July prepping and recording videos to flip my Algebra 1 classes, and I spent 4 days near the end of July at Year 3 training for NMSI/LTF (National Math and Science Initiative/Laying the Foundation). The school section of my brain just hasn't wanted to shut down.
But it's all good! I'm excited about the coming year and ready to give it all I've got!
How do I stay motivated? Well, we all know motivation comes and goes as the school year moves along.
Where do I find motivation when it is lacking? I found this cute card on my Pinterest board that describes one of my sources of motivation.
I would advise every new teacher to make a designated folder to keep encouraging notes. And if you're a veteran teacher without such a folder, start one. Reading those notes from time to time give a measurable motivational boost.
And take the time to thank the people who have made a difference in your life. They need to know. And it will be a motivating factor in their journeys, too.