It’s time for state testing! Don’t forget to keep your eye on the prize and remember what’s important - your students! Your students are looking to you for encouragement, comfort, and assurance. Hot tip: smiling and laughing, even if it’s forced, can lessen the impact of stress.
Here are seven simple survival tips to put some pep in your day, week, and year-end!
- Wear those favorite tennis shoes!
You know your teacher walk will be getting used this time of year. Pro tip: pair your favorite fun socks to add extra pep to your step.
- Make time for a quick breakfast
Have some nourishment to help with the long-standing and pacing.
- Bring a water bottle
Standing all day does take out more of you than you think. Pro tip: infuse it with lemons or mint for a refreshing pick me up!
- Give yourself a good laugh
Have a quick break when phones are allowed, and give yourself a laugh with these horribly hysterical jokes.
- Print out and read a free short story
If allowed, reading a short story helps pass the time and keeps anxiety distracted.
- Take deep breaths
Find your zen with your class when you start and breathe out the stress. When done, take five deep breaths to acknowledge that it’s done!
- Smile and know that you’ve all done the best you could
We love smiling. Smiling is our favorite.
Our positive thoughts are with you this time of the year!
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