The initial jolt of back-to-school momentum has worn off, and teachers and students are settling in for the long haul of the school year.
Teacher Cossondra George writes (in last week’s most-clicked ASCD SmartBrief story) that new teacher, especially need to find the habits that will sustain them through the exhausting demands of a full year of teaching. George’s tips include setting boundaries that leave time for your family, health, and other personal needs, as well as ways to stay positive, keep perspective, and surround yourself with supportive peers.
New teachers and those who love them may also want to bookmark the ASCD Express series on tips for new teachers, which is full of great ideas for staying on top of your game throughout October and beyond.
Once the honeymoon period fades, what strategies help carry you for the full year?