Let’s talk about what’s not our superpower.
I was not born to alphabetize my teacher file cabinet of awesomeness. I was definitely not created to color code team bins for my students with office supplies for each person. I wish I was that teacher. I really do. It’s beyond frustrating to not know where things are and not have the motivation to put things back where I found them in my teacher gear.
I channeled this frustration today, got a wild hair, grabbed the “Free!” bins in the staff lounge at o-dark-hundred this morning and set up something that is so not me, it’s hysterical. I’ve always wanted a drawer for each day so I can reach in and have all the materials for teaching. I set aside one hour to clear out the piles, label the bins and sort. I’m telling you, nothing has been as gratifying lately as this task. It made me feel like I wasn’t a failure. I felt like I was an old dog, but could definitely be taught new tricks.
What’s your anti-power? What skill evades you and it makes you crazy? It’s not too late to get some resources and power through. Feels unbelievably good.
Your cheerleader on this teacher journey,