Sorry to see you so low. One day at a time- or even a minute at a time. Sending strength xx
I'm feeling the same way this morning, KTA. So tired, so daunting facing a full work week. Cold. Anxious. You're not alone... I hope your week goes ok and you get through it without stress...
make an effort to relax and get the photos I wanted etc. :) . . . We will have a family meal at the house today so I won't have to compromise on a meal choice eating out with my allergies! :P
Congratulations on your graduation!!
Big congrats xx
I hope it turned well at school.
Sounds good! Way to go!
non-judgemental, unconditional support, for the hugs and helpful comments/tips/interactions. It really does feel a lot. I have been lonely sometimes of late, having moved to a new city but I always have friends on MP (excuse the cheese! 😜😂)
Cheese is fine:) You're such a great Panda - so supportive xx
That's why we're here ;)
aw guys, all the love!! 😍😍😍
so many hugs! Thanks all! 🤗
Good news! Fingers crossed for grant
Way to make a good impression! I'll keep my fingers crossed too!
It sounds good :) And congrats for the grant application, I hope I'll get it!
Thanks all! I am pretty sure we should be successful! 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽
Should be proud of: my budgeting money, social efforts, setting a limit on school prep to look after myself, coping so well with a lot of changes and especially such a huge workload, problem solving and quickly adapting to new challenges.
Habits to build as a teacher - be a bit bossier, delegate tasks to students, set work to keep them busy, plan work I can do while they are working if necessary. Share study resources with them, model good behaviour, model study skills.
Good goals! And keeping track of things you're doing well is really good! Also should add to your goals to be easier on yourself and don't punish yourself for little setbacks. That's something I struggle with a lot!
Well done! Those are great goals & I'm glad you can recognize all the hard work you're doing!
Aw thanks guys!! Good tip, Jeff, thanks! :) Thanks Manda xxx
Now I am feeling sad and have the urge to eat more . . . So messed up :( :( :(
I binge eat several times a week. So I know how it feels
I'm dealing with binge eating too right now. I hate it!!!
Thanks all! Especially Julia and Manda too for opening up! xxx
So many other things to do too, including another teacher observing me teaching as part of my induction. Haven't prepared anything for it yet.
time. Has pissed me off as I put a lot of work/effort in to get it in on time and now we might lose out or something. The miscommunications and lack of consistency is very frustrating,
Oh, I'm so sorry :(
across the floor earlier on which was rather disconcerting. I tried to catch it but it was far too fast. A bit worried it will end up on some of my clothes or give me a nasty shock if I find it sometime . . . a little uneasy going to sleep knowing it
is there and that it is up and at it, scuttling about!
ouch! i totally get it about spiders. this past summer i went to a camp where a spider had children above my bed, so there were tiny spiders, small enough to get through the mosquito net. i didn't move cabins until i'd had two nights with them...eugh
Sounds awful SL!!! :O I trapped and released the third spider outside this eve! I am not sure where the fourth is but I'm not worried about it :D
worse at teaching and make a complaint about me. One kid asked would she be in the class the next day already. . . I have no previous teaching maths and she is definitely (and it's not just negative thinking on my part) the weaker teacher. It's a
very academic school with parents with high expectations and apparently complaints from parents are not so out of the blue. . . I think I will suggest to other teacher that she reverts to helper role for most of the class anymore so that I am still
seen as the kids' main teacher. . . I have them four times a week on my own and we were going to do team teaching once a week. I also think it would be a good idea if I do one class a week team teaching watching/joining in in her classes so that it
is clear to the students that we are on equal footing as teachers . . . I definitely don't want to draw negative attention to myself as a teacher/HIGHLIGHT the fact that we have different teaching styles and put the spotlight on the fact that she can
explain things very clearly and get through the work very quickly. :/
Sounds like a sensible way forward - good for you for reflecting on what must have been a difficult and dispiriting situation
*whoops I meant shes the STRONGER teacher (at maths, which she is qualified in, I'm not!)