Make the most of your Christmas break
Get the¬†paperwork done in the first few days‚Ä¶
Naturally, there will be marking, planning, organising for the up and coming January term. Getting it¬†all finished¬†early will save you from a late dash at the end of your holidays. This will reduce your stress levels, as you will not have the horrible thought in your head each day, that will only get progressively worse, of ‚ÄúI need to get my school work done at some point!‚Äù‚Ä¶ And you know the longer you leave it, the less you want to do it, so nail it straight away!!
Give yourself a breathing weekend‚Ä¶
If like me, you enjoy a bit of a tipple over the festive period, be sure to give yourself the weekend, before you begin the January term, off of the booze. Because if you are also like me, and it takes you a couple of days to get over a hangover, the last thing you want to be doing is starting the new term feeling like rubbish. It is awful trying to teach children when recovering from a heavy night‚Ä¶ I‚Äôve done it once and it was the first and last time I ever will‚Ä¶ Yuk!!! You have the whole of the holidays to fill yourself up with Christmas spirits, so my advice is to use that last weekend to briefly¬†go over¬†the planning that you have hopefully done at the start of your holidays, and spend it relaxing!¬†(P.S. New Year‚Äôs Eve falls on a Friday this year, so that‚Äôll give you Saturday and Sunday)… or at least Sunday!
Make the most of it‚Ä¶
We are in a job where there is no free time. We go to work early to set up, we stay after work to clear up and mark, we come home to spend the rest of our evening planning for the next day! There is no such thing as free time in the teaching world, and jokers that say ‚Äúooooh teacher, lots of holidays and time off!‚Äù well‚Ä¶ try our job for a year!! Teaching in the classroom, sadly, is only a fraction of what the job actually consists of. I hardly get to see my friends or spend quality time with the family Monday to Friday,¬†So my advice is enjoy your holidays as much as possible before you go back. See your family as much as possible, catch up with your friends, go on holiday‚Ä¶ just make the most of it!
Does my bum look big in this??…
The Christmas period is renowned for being that time of year whereby you stuff your face as much as possible‚Ä¶ and let‚Äôs face it‚Ä¶ we are all guilty of it!! I remember two years ago, I had a proper gauge over the festive season. This unfortunately backfired, as when it came to putting my suit trousers on for my first day back in January, embarrassingly, they didn‚Äôt fit! I was mortified! Going into school with a safety pin for a trouser button is not the coolest look to pose, especially trying to hide it throughout the day from the children and the staff! So relating to getting prepared early, my advice is check your clothing to make sure it still fits, with enough time to buy something a little roomier if needed!!
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