I need help

Discussion in 'General Education' started by callmebob, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. callmebob

    callmebob Enthusiast

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    10 days until we report back and my mind keeps wanting to think about classroom ideas. I can't make it stop.
     
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  3. catnfiddle

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    Perhaps it would help to write down things so they are out of your head and on paper. Empty your mind a little bit. Enjoy your summer while it lasts!
     
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    I sometimes have that problem when I can't fall asleep. I have to force myself to focus on somthing else!
     
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    Get out and go do something fun. You'll find your mind far from the classroom!

    I can't seem to focus on school just yet!
     
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    Bob, you've been on AtoZ too much! LOL! I say you should embrace this enthusiasm and go work on your classroom! :)
     
  7. time out

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    I agree with writing it down. Last night I couldn't fall asleep because I kept thinking of a beginning of the year math activity and after 30-40 minutes, I just got up and created a quick powerpoint slide :eek:hmy: But then I was able to go to sleep =)
     
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    callmebob Enthusiast

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    Ha, not a chance am I going into the classroom until the day I have to. I'd rather stay late to get it done those days than go in early.
     
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    Tis the season, at least for those of you at the tail end of your vacations.

    Start a word document, and write them all down. If and when you have a rainy day, get the stuff together. Then, at least when you HAVE to do it, it will be less work.
     
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    I go work on my room intermittenly. I couple hours here, a couple hours there. It works better for me that way. If I have to do everything in one or two days I get overwhelmed and don't accomplish anything. I have a list of wants and needs so that I don't get caught up in the cute stuff and neglect the important stuff.
     
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    I do sympathize with you. Maybe we can start Teacher Obsessions Anonymous!

    I forced myself, FORCED myself, not to bring my laptop, school papers, or the book I'm reading as part of a professional reading blog when I went on vacation. I still dreamed about school though. Even so, I'm having a very difficult time letting it go this summer. Break started with a nightmare about this past year, then a nightmare about the coming year. Usually don't start the bad dream thing until right before school starts.

    I have to work three days before school starts for the teachers. I've put in two so far. Still feels like I have too much to complete. It always falls into place, but I stress about it all way too much.
     
  12. CFClassroom

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    That's why I'm obsessed with writing lists. :)
     
  13. chebrutta

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    Confession: I'm leaving on vacation in about an hour. I brought some school work with me. Just in case the mood strikes me. In my defense, I'll be in a place with no phone reception, no TV, no internet.
     
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    Already stressing and having bad dreams about not being ready...I'm moving from 6th math to 3rd self-contained and just can't figure out how to get everything done. Already been working in my classroom once a week and not feeling very productive there either.
     
  15. princessbloom

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    I'm the same right now. I think about work in my sleep and it's driving me crazy! I've stopped getting quality sleep about 2 weeks ago.
    And I still have 4 weeks left!
     

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