Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher podcast!
Are you feeling a bit exhausted from perpetually being told what to do as a teacher lately?
Don’t worry! You’re not alone and you deserve a break! That’s why, on this episode, I’m going to be sharing a handful of things that you probably have been doing in the classroom but really don’t need to be. Did you just take a sigh of relief?
We’re going to discuss how to decrease your prep and planning time every week, which activities are helping your students the most developmentally, and how to still be an amazing teacher without grading non-stop.
I know it may seem difficult to overcome the pressure of being the perfectionist teacher with the craft filled whiteboard, but stick with me, and I’ll explain exactly why all of that extra stress is not really necessary or even beneficial.
Episode 74 Takeaways:
- Give yourself grace
- No need to assign a writing prompt or project every single week
- Your room doesn’t have to be filled with craftivities on every wall
- Spelling errors can go uncorrected once in a while
- You don’t have to grade-non stop
So does that relieve a little bit of perfectionist teacher pressure? There’s no need for you to be stressed with creating a new craft every week that doesn’t really benefit your student’s writing skills. There is also no need to crush their spirit by pointing out every single spelling mistake on the paper they worked so hard on for the last week. We all deserve a bit of relief, especially these days, and this podcast episode is your permission to do so!
I’d love to know what other ideas you come up with, so head over to our Instagram @notsowimpyteacher to share those with me!