Start Each Day with a Clean Slate
Often, it is difficult for teachers to release the feelings and emotions of a rough day with challenging students. A clean slate can ensure relationships are the focus rather than building hostility for previous wrongdoings. Three ways to clean the slate daily include:
- Forgiveness – Forgiving allows us to be at peace with ourselves and those who wronged us.
- Forget – Specifically, do not hold a grudge. Not forgiving = not forgetting.
- Move On – Focus on the future and the opportunity for a positive change.