Just because I’ve authored a couple of books and host a podcast on engagement, does not mean that I don’t have challenging days in the classroom. Last Friday was one of those days! The first 3 periods went great. My students were animated and participatory. The last 3 periods were miserable. My kids were lethargic and crabby. They were not the least bit impressed with my lesson. I left home on Friday defeated!
Now…I’ve been teaching a long time. I’ve learned what to do when I have a miserable day like Friday. I’ve had plenty such days in my career. In this episode, I’ll tell you about my miserable Friday and about 5 coping mechanisms I employ whenever I have a bad day. The good news is that I bounced back on Monday and thoroughly engaged ALL my classes.
This episode will help you bounce back too!
It’s easy to get discouraged when you have a bad day in the classroom.
Bounce back with these 5 coping mechanisms.
What You Can Do Tomorrow:
- Evaluate your lesson plan
- Analyze your delivery
- Consider your audience
- Don’t take a bad day personally
- Embrace that you will bounce back
Everyone has bad days. Use such experiences as teachable moments where you can learn to better engage kids!