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Survival Tips

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by pleasemiss__, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. pleasemiss__

    pleasemiss__ Occasional commenter

    Tomorrow is my last week in my current long term placement and possibly my last day as a supply teacher.

    Would anyone care to share any tips for surviving one final week? What do you do to get through your day at school?

    My tips:

    Start the day with those I love... my other half and two dogs. Remember how lucky I am to have them and no matter how miserable a day I have at work, I'll always have these three to come home to.

    Have a delicious cup of coffee and a bowl of cereal.

    Pack a healthy lunch, including snacks, and a big bottle of water. What do you take for lunch?

    Maybe pack a flask with a herbal tea.

    Dress smartly, so I feel good and in control.

    Leave in good time to avoid traffic.

    I pack a book or a puzzle book (preferably Sudoku) for a little down time at lunch.

    Pack stickers so that marking is sparkly and pretty.

    Remember to breathe. It'll be over soon.
  2. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    I agree that the loved ones to come home to is certainly a way to help smooth the rough places in life. I have my husband and a cat, but the one thing above even that, is my prayer time before I go out. Knowing God of the Bible is with me all day no matter where I go, or what I may encounter, helps me face the day.

    Have a good week pleasemiss...take one day at a time. Everyone is looking forward to half term - you will make it.
  3. WillyDjangoReinhardt

    WillyDjangoReinhardt Occasional commenter

    Ow wow is me, I have no one to come home to. . . : ). Remember, it could always be worse. Seems youve already got it covered. Good luck!

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