We should maybe aim for not bad

Because not bad right now would be REAL great.

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But that doesn’t mean it is hopeless and bleak……

Things seem a bit grim when you are quoting a lego movie song on repeat in your head to try and get through the first day of school. All over my PLD networks, I am seeing exciting posts about how excited people are, what amazing things they have lined up, ads are advertising all sorts of shiny posters and buy this resource to get off to the best possible start.

And I am just not feeling it.

I know it will get better as the kids arrive. Their energy will pick me up. But the rest of the job is getting harder and harder to push to the not kid things to the boundaries. Maybe I need a change. A new school? A new challenge?

But then this year will be a new challenge. I have two new courses, one is out of Science and in Technology, so I have a whole heap of new learning to do. I have new standards for Level 2 chem to ponder. Some significant changes to some of the L3 chem standards too. But they just don’t excite me right now

I wonder if I just got too tired last year, and have burned out a bit.

And so how do I get through. Cheesey facebook memes perchance?

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So, I need to be more realistic with my expectations, and maybe aim for not bad. And to any other teachers out there who are not feeling the back to school jam, be kind to yourselves, and aim for not bad.


Kia Kaha. Good luck

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