My stomach is so queasy right now. I go back to school next week and have students in the room the week after that. After 14 years, you would think I would have this under control. However, I look at this as a good sign for me. This is how I know I care deeply about education. I'm nervous about the students I'm going to have in the classroom. I worry about my lessons and if they will need to be drastically changed or tweaked. All of this runs through the mind at the end of the Summer.
For all of the teachers out there, I want you to know that this is not a bad thing. We all go through this. We are so passionate about what we do, that we get nervous because we want everything to be perfect for our students and our school. This is important to remember as the school year gets rolling and those butterflies vanish. Don't let the start of the year get to you. If you are stressed, look to your colleagues and PLN for support. I wouldn't be able to make it without them.
Have a great year!
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