I know I have said it in this forum before and I know those who are teaching understand, but teaching ain't easy. When teaching, we work in a combative environment one way or other. Either we are combating kids, parents, budget cuts, professional support and the list goes on. We spend so much effort on student motivation but just how much effort do you spend on your own personal motivation?
YOUR MOTIVATION. What about YOU?
What About Your Motivation?
What keeps your motivation up there? I mean, you have to spend you day teaching kids about motivation. You motivate others day in and day out.
Who provides the motivation for you to keep doing your best?
My guess is no one.
It is expected that your motivation is intrinsic - and most of the time, when you are teaching, it is.
You might receive your motivation from
Great. If that is working for you then you probably don't need to read any more.
I have been in this game a long, long time.
I have been through some dull patches. Those periods where you just have to wonder why on earth you picked this rotten job for in the first place. Where the best thing about banging your head on the wall is that you can stop.
When it comes to motivation, little things go a long way and I have found that simply understanding achieves a lot.
If you see a colleague about the fall over, the best thing you can do is to give them a smile and let them know you understand.
Try these 14 quick steps to staying motivated.