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We want to say that we love our fellow teachers, we know the feelings you have about Monday, we’ve been there, but we just can’t sit back and watch everybody so sad and complaining every week. We can all do something about our Mondays. So let’s get into it.
Have you really thought about why you don’t like Mondays? Have you made a list of why you don’t like the start of each week? Do it now. That’s the first step to fixing something is actually seeing it. Put it down in front of you. What things are in your control? What things are out of your control? See what’s going to come at you, then prepare your attitude. We have control over our attitude.
And we get to change each others’ Mondays. We already are. It really bums us out how much our attitude collaboration seems to be dragging us all down. What could Mondays feel like if we were all firing each other up and cheering each other on?!
So let’s get back to why Mondays suck. Maybe you’re dreading the worst class of students in your career? What if you’re on a staff that has a poisonous atmosphere? What if you’re not a morning person and hate the alarm clock?
I want to do more than just survive. I want to be around people that are more than surviving. I chuckle at some of the online complaining memes, they’re funny and I connect with them. I’m becoming more aware, though, that not all of them are just funny, they are actually tearing us down. They are making us worse instead of stronger. It reminds me of the saying, “You show me your friends, I’ll show you your future.”
You show me your memes, I’ll show you your future.
So how can our collective voice as teachers be empowering, not just for our students, but for each other?
So fellow teachers, we want to re-empower you with Monday. Each week you get a new opportunity of growing up humans who will change our world. Which means you get to go to bed Sunday night and wake up Monday morning and go to the best job in the world. Remember why you chose this calling and this calling chose you. You are awesome. You are the change. You are the ones who can encourage your fellow teachers. You can encourage your students. Your admin. Your custodians. Your parents. You are the change. So let’s stop the collective complaining and take charge of our Mondays again. We got this.
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