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> Alix E. Peshette wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > How do YOU beat the blues? I will be giving a mentor teacher
> > presention to new teachers on the subject of the predictable emotional
> > stages of first-year teachers; anticipation, disillusionment, despair,
> > reflection, encouragement, renewal, etc. I am collecting ideas from veteran
> > teachers on how they beat the blues and periodically reward themselves.
> When you get the blues you think of Fall Break, Christmas Break, Spring
> Break and the long Summer Break.
> You think of all the cool stuff you've taught kids. You remember the
> former students that come back on college breaks and visit the school
> and stop by your room and say "HI" or "Thanks". You think of the
> occasional parent that says, "Thanks" etc. etc.
> Grit your teeth when the things get tuff and remember it is a job, don't
> let anybody fool ya, it's hard work but what isn't, eh?
> (. .)
> "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes,
> Art is knowing which ones to keep."
> Charlie Gareri E-mail cgareri
> Home Page http://www.netride.com/users/cgareri
> Pike High School/Art Dept./Indianapolis Indiana USA
> Art Department Page http://www.netride.com/users/cgareri/phsweb.html
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