It’s January at the time of this writing, and we teachers are coming back from winter break and wondering how to find your teaching joy again. When was the last time you had it? For some of us, it may be a while since we last loved our jobs. I am the very first in line to be AGAINST toxic positivity. But no matter the time of year, here are some things that are true for me:
Right now, I need this job to provide for my family.
As long as I am in this job, I recognize the responsibility I am given to be working with children
I can always find something that makes me happy or brings me joy.
So, what can we do to find our teaching joy again? This is what I try to do.