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Teachers Offer Self-Care Tips in Just a Few Words (Opinion)

(This the final post in a two-part series. You can see Part One here.)

How do we teachers get past tough days and ready to approach the next day fresh and positive?

Here are some ideas from educators:

Thanks to everyone who contributed their thoughts!

The question-of-the-week is:

You’re a teacher, and you’ve had a very tough day in the classroom. In one sentence (not a run-on), what do you say to yourself and/or do to get beyond it and back into a positive frame of mind for the next day?

Part One shared teachers’ responses from Twitter and Facebook.

Consider contributing a question to be answered in a future post. You can send one to me at [email protected]. When you send it in, let me know if I can use your real name if it’s selected or if you’d prefer remaining anonymous and have a pseudonym in mind.

You can also contact me on Twitter at @Larryferlazzo.

Education Week has published a collection of posts from this blog, along with new material, in an e-book form. It’s titled Classroom Management Q&As: Expert Strategies for Teaching.

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