On Tue, 30 Sep 1997 Laurann65 wrote:
> Don't be afraid to fail, but count on making mistakes and then learning from
> them. Teaching is a constant evolution. You will try things, some will be
> better than others, repeat the good and alter the bad. Find someone to share
> all your teaching experiences with so you can have a fresh perspective on
> things. I was told to give teaching five years before you give up. Someone
> else told me that he had been a teacher for 30+ years, and he had never
> awoken three days in a row and dreaded going to work. He said he would quit
> teaching if he did - and may have had a number of two days in a row... well
> you get the point. Remember to laugh at yourself. Remember people are more
> important than things. Remember to be the first to smile. Only be afraid if
> you think you don't have to improve.
> :) Laura
> in response to:
> This message is in response to Charles's letter about beating the teacher
> blues. I am a art education major and will be student teaching this coming
> spring. I have tons of mixed emotions about what is in store for me. I am
> truly excited, yet at the same time I am terrified of failure!! It was
> refreshing to hear of some things to keep in mind when you have the "teacher
> blues", such as thinking of all the holiday and summer breaks etc. It is
> just nice to hear that I am not the only one with tons of anxiety!!
> If anyone else feels the same way feel free to share.
> Sara O'Neill