This school year I am a bit anxious as I prepare to head back to school. I will be switching grade levels. As a result, I’ve been reading a lot of amazing posts from my fellow colleagues, full of tips to help ease my teacher anxiety about the new school year. I’ve enjoyed so many of the posts, that I decided to share some of them with my own readers. I hope they help you calm any anxiety you may be feeling about the coming school year too.
Are you switching grade levels this year?
I am. I actually asked to change grade levels this school year, because I was ready for a change. Changing grade levels is a great way to shake off any boredom, or burn out you may be feeling. Even though, I’m ready for this change – I’m still a bit anxious. Here is a wonderful post I recently read from Two Boys and a Dad. It is titled 5 Quick and Important Pieces of Advice When Switching Grade Level. It is full of tips which I will be using this school year, as I transition into my new grade level.
What is the most important thing for my students?
I read many blog posts about this. One unique post I read recently was from Elementary Matters. It is titled Lessons From a Bus Driver. It really hits home some simple reminders about what matters most to children. I found this post very refreshing. It helped calm my teacher anxiety because it reminded me about what is most important for the new school year – my students!
Looking for Engaging Ice Breakers?
I am always looking for fun ice breakers during the first weeks back at school. My favorite ice breakers are ones that incorporate a bit of learning as well. I found this great post from Enjoy Teaching. The post is titled: How to Make Back-to-School Math Fun.
Easing My Anxiety
I am letting go of my anxiety, and these posts have helped me do that. If you’re looking for more great ideas this month, check out the wonderful posts below. You may also enjoy this post on First Week of School Activities. Have a wonderful school year, and as always Enjoy!!