My first year teaching one of my mentors Mr. Josh Bledsoe said a quote that has changed my life.
“When you’re green you’re growing, when you’re ripe you rot.”
After spending many years of teaching struggling to stay ahead of my classes, I took a new approach. Instead of giving all of myself up to others, I carve aside time to work on myself so I can stay green & growing. These small shifts in thinking have helped me be more confident in and out of the classroom.