UKEdMag: The Power of Positive Thinking by @MsGlynn2014

There has been so much negativity in the news and around schools lately that it’s not surprising some of us are finding it hard to stay positive about a job that’s constantly under attack. We need to focus on the reasons we came into the job and why we do still enjoy coming into work every day (because I do still love my job).

Every day I try to find one thing that I really loved about the day. Usually, it’s something a student says, or a question they got right, or (my favourite) when a student has that light bulb moment.

Students feed off of our energy as teachers, which is often underestimated (I can feel the energy in a class pick up if I’m in a good mood). Staying positive as a teacher will show the students they should stay positive in a world full of changing GCSE Schemes and bad news stories (I’m considering a weekly good news story so it’s not all doom and gloom).

@MsGlynn2014 Teacher of Maths – London

This article originally appeared in the September 2016 edition of UKEdMagazine

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