As teachers, we create the climate in our classrooms. If we are negative, our students will react. If we are positive, our students will react. … Students react to the energy we bring and the climate we set.
You know that little (loud) voice in your head that tells you that your ideas are bad, that you aren't good enough, that you're not beautiful enough, that you don't have enough... … I not-so-fondly refer to that voice as my gremlin.
Hobbies seem to be elusive as a teacher. We even joke about our hobby being teaching! So I'm going to answer this question: … Can teachers really have hobbies?