The summer holidays are coming to an end, and we need cheering up. Here are all those things that we promise to stick to in preparation for a new school year. Spoiler - they never quite turn out as hoped.
Expectation – No more panicking to complete lesson plans or losing stationery next term. Your desk will be perfectly organised every day, alongside your to-do list (which you’ll complete in time every week).
Reality – It’s not even two weeks into the new term and you’re already behind on your to-do list, lesson planning and your desk is a bombsite. How did this happen?
Expectation – You’ll plan each outfit the night before and wake up 30 minutes earlier so you look your very best every day.
Reality – The snooze button is just too tempting. Brushing your teeth is hard enough, let alone curling your hair. It was worth a try!
Expectation – You’ll be a calmer and more tolerant version of yourself, adapting new and improved habits in class to make it a better place.
Reality – It’s day two and your patience is drawing seriously thin – you’re already exhausted so any misbehavior will trigger your darker side. Maybe it’s just who you are.
Expectation – You’ve been away from each other for six whole weeks, and can’t wait to catch up on everything that’s been going on.
Reality – After five minutes of discussing how great your holidays were, you’ve realised all you ever talk about is teaching anyway. That was disappointing.
Expectation - You’ll make a packed lunch every day until Christmas and routine will become your forte.
Reality – Chips are on the school menu today? Yes please.
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