This blog post may seem a little silly, but I think you’ll be able to find some value in these self-care tips for teachers taught to me by a real teacher’s pet.
What do you think your students need from you more than anything else? Our curriculum coordinators might tell us it’s differentiated instruction or meaningful assessment. Administrators may want us to focus on test-taking strategies, or incorporating more writing into our courses. Your well-meaning colleagues might say it’s compassion and understanding. My answer may shock you, but I stand behind it: your students need you to be more selfish.