Don’t nachos just make you happy?In reality, I’ve had some really bad nachos. But when I think of nachos, I think of bar food, friends, good times, and lots of laughter. You know it’s nacho lucky day when you show up to salsa class with nachos.
“I’m not good at ___.”
“I really need to be a better ___.”
“I’ll bet if I did more ____ I would fit in better at ___.”
These thoughts aren’t just limited to the kids in our schools. They are going on in our heads too. Guaranteed.
But why? If we are inherently so wrapped up in ourselves, why are we so critical of ourselves?
If we are constantly assuming things and writing our own endings to stories, why are they dramas instead of comedies?
This week, try this: When you hear yourself being hard on yourself, do a little roleplay. Pretend that you are your best friend and they are in the same exact situation. What would you tell them? I’ll bet it would be a lot more positive!
Educator Resource: Free Book Study starts today! Why Won’t You Apologize? Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts by Harriet Lerner (7 PD hours). 100% Asynchronous on TeachIllinois.org. Once you register, you’ll have access to the forum section where you will introduce yourself and then participate in the ‘slow conversation’ that takes place each week over a quarter of the book. Sometime during the week, you will post your biggest a-ha moment from the reading and respond to at least two other readers’ posts. At the end of the month, you’ll write a reflection paper of at least 250 words on your biggest takeaway, complete with text citations.
If you have questions, lmk, cuz I’m the moderator!
Dad Joke: I stayed up all night wondering where the sun had gone. Then it dawned on me.
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