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Old 09-27-2017, 04:13 PM
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What's the best advice you've ever been given?

Rome wasn't built in a day. That was huge for me because I over do things all the time. I want everything done... yesterday.


What about the best advice you've ever been given as a teacher?


As a teacher... stay out of the lunchroom to stay out of gossip/drama.


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Old 09-27-2017, 04:16 PM
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You can be right, or you can be happy. Pick one.
That doesn't apply in all situations, but it works for me in most.

"No" is a complete sentence.
I don't owe randos an explanation.
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Old 09-27-2017, 04:22 PM
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You can never have too many watts running to your speakers.

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Don't limit yourself to just butts.
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Old 09-27-2017, 04:30 PM
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Look for the good in every moment.

Your children are young once. Enjoy them.

Your home will always be there to clean. Your children will not always be there. Don't worry about your home.
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Old 09-27-2017, 04:31 PM
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First..ROFL to Hifimans post!

Next... Best Education advice - "Walk in like you own it"

Best baby advice - "It took you 9 months to put it on (baby weight) so give yourself 9 months to take it off."


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Old 09-27-2017, 04:34 PM
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Rock the baby, the housework will wait.

As a teacher....Never tie a shoe for a child. Have another child tie it, and let them teach them.
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Old 09-27-2017, 04:35 PM
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Education: Is this a hill you want to die on? Life changing for me.

In life: unless you've walked in someone else's shoes, you don't know their story.

"No" is a complete sentence.
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Old 09-27-2017, 04:42 PM
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As a teacher right before student teaching- remember they're people too..

I gotta be honest, I didn't get at first. Beginning year three and it's really clicking for me and informing my teaching style more and more.

Life advice was from my grandma: you can't know what you don't know
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:02 PM
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From my mom: if you don't ask, you don't get
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:38 PM
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From my aunt: This too shall pass.


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Old 09-27-2017, 05:48 PM
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Not my monkey. Not my circus.

You can't care more than their parents.
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:57 PM
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You can't care more than their parents.
Oh, I disagree so hard. When the parents don't care, I have to care a billion times more. Someone has to be on the kid's side.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:22 PM
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You can't fix stupid.

Everyone, adult or student, deserves respect. (Even the stupid ones!)
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:45 PM
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The thinking or mindset that you deserve something is what gets you into trouble.

Do one thing a day in the classroom that makes you excited.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:58 PM
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Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:00 PM
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Personal advice- I don't have to say yes to everyone. I am loved.


Teaching advice- Get out of your room for lunch. Building relationships is important.

They are only 12. You are an adult. You are in charge of the 12 year old.

This student is someone's child. How would you want your child treated?
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:36 PM
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Said to me by a friend at church when DD who has bipolar was still 17 and I was feeling so guilty about not being able to stop what was going on.

"It gets to the point where we have to realize we are not in control. Only God is. All we can do is breathe, pray and love them."

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Always join and support your union. They do not only help to protect you, but are the ones who are responsible for your duty free lunches, planning periods, teacher duty days....

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Old 09-27-2017, 07:42 PM
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Teaching advice- Get out of your room for lunch. Building relationships is important.
Very interesting .. opposite of the advice I find most useful.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:45 PM
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As a teacher: Teach children, not subjects.

In life: If it doesn't matter for Eternity, it doesn't matter.
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Old 09-27-2017, 09:53 PM
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Career: Nobody ever dies wishing they'd spent more time at work.

I'm sure some would point out exceptions to the "nobody" but I agree with the sentiment. I take days off to be there for my children-- their awards assemblies, a mother's day breakfast, etc.

Life: Spend as much time as possible with your grandparents--Salma Hayek said that in an interview article and I took it to heart. I'm so glad I did. When I lost my grandfather in 2016 a direct line to my childhood was severed. It still hurts.
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:55 AM
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Best advice given by my mom after a break up" " You don't want to be with somone if they don't want to be with you." Simple, but true.

Best advice for a teacher: In college they said about the students: "Remember you have a choice to be there, the students don't"

Also someone once said on't blame the parents, they're sending you the best they have. They're not keeping the best ones at home."
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:09 AM
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My brother's mantra during his life ending battle with brain cancer was "In the end you can choose love or fear, I'm choosing love."

As a teacher, Take students as they are and help them progress the best you can.

I was so tired of teachers saying things like "Well they should know this already or be at this level." That's a negative and useless mindset.
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Gosh this is a tough one...
Old 09-28-2017, 07:29 AM
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Best teaching advice:

1. Don't do anything for the student he/she can do for herself.
2. Wait, wait, wait for the answer - don't give it before they have time to think

Best personal advice:

1. (On time management) Rise early, plan your day, plan to be interrupted, put people first.
2. You'll never regret giving someone grace.
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Old 09-28-2017, 01:14 PM
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Don't let anyone steal your joy.

Retire
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Old 09-28-2017, 03:39 PM
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Personally:
1. Do a HEART check: are you hurt, exhausted, anxious, resentful, or tired? If you are any of those, don't make a big decision.

2. Water on a duck. It's all water on a duck.

3. Decisions made in pure emotion will bring destruction.

Professionally:
1. Turn off the lights, go home, and spend time with your family. (Said by my boss.)

2. They are short humans. Do not try to break their spirit. Treat them with respect and honor and mold their behaviors into the adult they are becoming.
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Old 09-29-2017, 07:39 AM
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Don't "should" all over yourself - from one of my favorite college professors when I was getting my Master's in counseling - meaning, don't say I should have done this, I should have done that...you can't change what has already happened.

Great advice.
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