There is nothing on earth like first-year teacher tired. Well, maybe new mom tired. They both left me asleep on my floor (hardwood) in front of the fireplace many times. Both left me passed out asleep on books. Both left me so tired I didn’t know what I was doing half of the time. However, when I was a new mom, I did get help from great friends and family. It didn’t change the fact that I was always needed by my new baby, but it left me feeling like I had great support.
The first thing I do every morning when I get to work is make a list. I don’t get a plan until the end of the day, and I have had that schedule for 5 years. It is great, but as I often come up with ideas while driving to work, I don’t want to forget them by the afternoon. Also, 100 young people pass through my room every single day, and by the time I am alone, I don’t remember half of what I need to accomplish during my plan.
What are your great tips for new teachers? If you have a great idea, leave it below!