Teacher: Sarah Wessling GLI Tip & Trick
Teacher: What does she finally understand about herself and about this balance.
Something all of my students don’t know is that I love to kick box at 5 o’clock in the morning.
I actually used to kick box and then I took a break when I had my third child and so I’ve come back to it.
It’s so important for teachers, for everyone, to have an outlet, and it really keeps me centered. It helps me sleep better, it’s a wonderful release, it’s a good way to channel my energy and it’s always fun to be able to tell my students that I can do a roundhouse!
Teacher: So just so that you know at the beginning of class you are going to have some homework tonight.
Coming into this profession there’s just so much that you can’t prepare for and so being able to take care of yourself is really important and taking care of yourself is taking care of your students.
I know that I am not as good in the classroom when I am not taking care of myself.
Teacher: So does human equal balance?
I often times say that I think we teach who we are and I like who I am when I’m a balanced person.
Teacher: See you later
I like that version of myself as a teacher. So one way that I like to take care of myself is to exercise, it’s to have that space where I get to use that energy in the classroom. And I get to kick and punch things.