Do you ever compare yourself to other teachers?
You think: they have more followers, cuter products, better blog posts, and a prettier classroom.
Instead of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, you are keeping up with them.
I did this. I still do.
I wanted to be just like Cara Carroll, Babbling Abby, and Amy Lemons.
Who am I kidding? I STILL want to be like these amazing teachers.
Back in my first years of teaching, I would wonder 'How do they make it look so easy, cute, and perfect?'
My anchor charts ended up in the trash. Students cried over my craft-ivities. I cried over Power Point.
I would teach a full day and stay up all night working on TPT products. I was forcing something that wasn't happening.
In all the comparison to others, I forgot to be me.
Long story short, I burned out quickly and my life became unbalanced.
Teachers will always be smart, crafty, talented, creative, funny and amazing. That includes YOU TOO!
Be human. Share your insecurities and imperfections. Celebrate your unique talents and successes.
Simply put. Be real.
Christina DeCarbo from the blog and TPT store Sugar and Spice, keeps it REAL.
Christina manages newlywed life, a successful TPT store, a blog overflowing with ideas, and a classroom.
In today's episode of Teachers We Love, Christina is all HEART.
Here is a sneak peek! (below is the entire interview)
Christina shares how to stay balanced in a relationship despite a stressful career. How to laugh at yourself when you make mistakes. She puts TPT in perspective with helpful tips. She also tells us how to shop a clothing sale.
Teachers, Tweet and Pin The Happy Out!
Tweet: Things are going to go wrong. You have to laugh at yourself and laugh with your students. Christina DeCarbo @sheilajteaching #edchat
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