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Re: to beating the teacher blues

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Wed, 1 Oct 1997 00:14:36 -0400 (EDT)

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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

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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

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