This can be linked to the previous post of letting go, however it does go a step further so is worth its own post. Are you aware of how you talk to yourself? Is there a difference in good or not so good moments? Does the way you talk to yourself help or hinder you? Do you talk to yourself the way you would talk to someone you cared for or respected.
Finding positive ways to talk to yourself and keep yourself focussed throughout the day can be the difference between enjoying your job or not. The more you can be positive with yourself even when you're not following your own expectations, the easier you will find your role and the more you will be yourself. You will come through quicker if you can see your positive qualities and achievements especially hen you make a mistake.
Are there any positive actions you can take which can help you more? Can you implement actions and behaviours into your day inside and outside of school which you help you feel better about yourself and your lessons?
Can you model this for and with students? Finding ways to help them talk positively about and to themselves when things don't go to plan? When faced with bullying or negative comments from parents and teachers then they can be mentally and emotionally prepared and also aware of their amazingness.
These tips will be shared all through August to prepare NQTs for this coming year. They can also be found across social media on my accounts.
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