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Dave Johnson
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After a normal day's work at school, how the hell do I prevent myself from feeling like absolute
crap!!! Any ideas people? This job is doing me in!! SO TIRING!!
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In article <[email protected] serve.co.uk>, dave johnson
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[q1]>After a normal day's work at school, how the hell do I prevent myself from feeling like absolute[/q1]
[q1]>crap!!! Any ideas people? This job is doing me in!! SO TIRING!![/q1]

Say no. Refuse to do more than 1 meeting a week. Don't do excessive marking. Don't do extremely
detailed plans. Don't take on a club. Just say no.

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dave johnson <[email protected] k> wrote in message
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[q1]> After a normal day's work at school, how the hell do I prevent myself from feeling like absolute[/q1]
[q1]> crap!!! Any ideas people? This job is doing me in!! SO TIRING!![/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]

Try this site. www.school-daze.co.uk

Won't bring a permanent cure but might offer some light relief to get you back on track after a
bad day(s).

Cheers

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dave johnson <[email protected] k> wrote in message
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[q1]> After a normal day's work at school, how the hell do I prevent myself from feeling like absolute[/q1]
[q1]> crap!!! Any ideas people? This job is doing me in!! SO TIRING!![/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]

Start mucking about, disrupting lessons, chewing in class, chucking paper darts... oops - sorry.
Assumed it was a pupil posting...

More seriously... do you think you do a really good job? Then get loads of people to tell you -
preferably the kids.

To repeat an earlier post, if you feel totally kna**ered at the end of the day, it's usually a sign
you've done a damn good job.

Good luck!

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John Griffiths
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Find/rediscover a hobby and make time for it. Make sure you keep fit, walking is great. Whatever you
do, don't push your friends/family to the background - make sure you spend time with them.

Good Luck

John

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"dave johnson" <[email protected] k> wrote in message
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[q1]> After a normal day's work at school, how the hell do I prevent myself from feeling like absolute[/q1]
[q1]> crap!!! Any ideas people? This job is doing me in!! SO TIRING!![/q1]

I worked too much, every nite and weekends, for 3 years and now that my school network just doen't
work all the time I leave at 3.40 and do a min. of marking. However I work more efficiently during
the day, filing etc. And this is the key, do what prep. you CAN do in the time not what you WANT to
do. Time management is critical.

But now I am also hard skinned, I take swearing at me (failure of discipline etc) Proffesionally not
PERSONALLY. That way I / you can survive.

Unfortunately the lack of Management support in discipline and Computer Technical support has made
me less effective over the past year.

Good luck

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Paul McElhone
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Exercise. A good hard workout focuses you on your body, when you're having to fight to get your it
forces you to stop thinking about whatever is stressing you out. Exercise releases endorphins into
the blood (natures own happy drugs). If you feel better in the first place you'll be better able to
cope with any problems you face, it helps you restore perspective. Last of all the fitter you get
the more efficient your body becomes at extracting energy from the food you eat, so you don't feel
as tired. Telling you to do more seems like the wrong advice entirely but it actually works.

[q3]>>> Tom Sacold<[email protected]> 18/01/2002 09:13:19 >>>[/q3]

[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> To repeat an earlier post, if you feel totally kna**ered at the end of[/q1]
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[q1]> day, it's usually a sign you've done a damn good job.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]

I used to feel totally knakkarood at 3.30 on Friday too, but I was a totally crap teacher. Couldn't
stand the kids, but loved playing with computers.
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Derek McMillan
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Sandi's advice is very good. I also suggest talking to other members of staff - not necessarily
about how crap you feel as you might end up depressing each other

I always think "I'm very busy" can be taken as read with teachers, let the conversation move on to
another topic.

In the course of conversation all sorts of bits of advice filter through, some useful and some
interesting.

On 16 Jan 2002 20:29:56 GMT, [email protected] (SLieber24) wrote:

[q1]>In article <[email protected] serve.co.uk>, dave johnson[/q1]
[q1]><[email protected] uk> writes:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]>>After a normal day's work at school, how the hell do I prevent myself from feeling like absolute[/q2]
[q2]>>crap!!! Any ideas people? This job is doing me in!! SO TIRING!![/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Say no. Refuse to do more than 1 meeting a week. Don't do excessive marking. Don't do extremely[/q1]
[q1]>detailed plans. Don't take on a club. Just say no.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
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[q1]> To repeat an earlier post, if you feel totally kna**ered at the end of the day, it's usually a[/q1]
[q1]> sign you've done a damn good job.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]

I used to feel totally knakkarood at 3.30 on Friday too, but I was a totally crap teacher. Couldn't
stand the kids, but loved playing with computers.
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Derek McMillan
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I cannot believe I'm saying this. I used to eschew exercise in any form but on the advice of a nurse
(that is the equivalent of 'Doctor's orders' but more so) I started doing some moderate exercise and
extraordinarily I did end up feeling better. Any exercise which does not involve dressing up is a
good idea. I even (inevitably!) put a page about it on my website
http://derekmcmillan.tripod.com/exercise.htm

On Fri, 18 Jan 2002 11:48:00 +0100, Paul McElhone<[email protected] .ac.uk> wrote:

[q1]>Exercise. A good hard workout focuses you on your body, when you're having to fight to get your it[/q1]
[q1]>forces you to stop thinking about whatever is stressing you out. Exercise releases endorphins into[/q1]
[q1]>the blood (natures own happy drugs). If you feel better in the first place you'll be better able to[/q1]
[q1]>cope with any problems you face, it helps you restore perspective. Last of all the fitter you get[/q1]
[q1]>the more efficient your body becomes at extracting energy from the food you eat, so you don't feel[/q1]
[q1]>as tired. Telling you to do more seems like the wrong advice entirely but it actually works.[/q1]

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http://www.geocities.com/derekmcmillan1951 You can contact me by email or ICQ 87147116 "He's not a
politician, he's a trendy lefty socialist type. Probably wears corduroy trousers, has leather
patches on his jacket sleeves and reads the New Statesman every Friday. For him the 80's and the
Thatcher revolution do not exist. He still thinks that mixed ability teaching and neighbourhood
comps are the next best thing to dried lentils."
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In article <[email protected] uk>, "martin" <[email protected]> writes:

[q1]>Start mucking about, disrupting lessons, chewing in class, chucking paper darts... oops - sorry.[/q1]
[q1]>Assumed it was a pupil posting... [/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>More seriously... do you think you do a really good job? Then get loads of people to tell you -[/q1]
[q1]>preferably the kids.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>To repeat an earlier post, if you feel totally kna**ered at the end of the day, it's usually a sign[/q1]
[q1]>you've done a damn good job.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]

Or you've had to discipline the entire day through, instead of teaching....

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Philip Edwards
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You are not alone.....here's a few things that I find help.

Prepare your lessons on a computer, and save them. Next year your workload will be miles easier.

Saunas help.......stress just flows out of you straight down the plughole.

No matter huw busy you are, find time for yourself.....ride a bike, fly a kite, do
something physical.

If all else fails, visit www.thisistrue.com This is a free e mail list full of strange news
stories......but the author does a nice little side line. He sells a little set of cards called, "
Get out of Hell for free" !!

All the best Groeswen, South Wales. The village of no return. visit my on-line recorder tutor at
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Nick, wibbled
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[q1]>"Philip Edwards" <[email protected]> wrote in message[/q1]
[q1]>news:[email protected]...[/q1]
[q2]>> You are not alone.....here's a few things that I find help.[/q2]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>> Prepare your lessons on a computer, and save them. Next year your workload will be miles easier.[/q2]
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[q1]>Done that, do that. I have to anyway coz I teach D&T, Computer Graphics etc.[/q1]

You'll never keep up in D&T... <g>

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[q1]> You are not alone.....here's a few things that I find help.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Prepare your lessons on a computer, and save them. Next year your workload will be miles easier.[/q1]

Done that, do that. I have to anyway coz I teach D&T, Computer Graphics etc.

Cheers

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In article <[email protected] b-mn.aol.com>, [email protected] (Philip
Edwards) writes:

[q1]>You are not alone.....here's a few things that I find help.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Prepare your lessons on a computer, and save them. Next year your workload will be miles easier.[/q1]

No it won't, cuz they'll change it all completely and force you to re-write everything from scratch.

[q1]>Saunas help.......stress just flows out of you straight down the plughole.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>No matter huw busy you are, find time for yourself.....ride a bike, fly a kite, do something[/q1]
[q1]>physical.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>If all else fails, visit www.thisistrue.com This is a free e mail list full of strange news[/q1]
[q1]>stories......but the author does a nice little side line. He sells a little set of cards called, "[/q1]
[q1]>Get out of Hell for free" !![/q1]

LOL!

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[q2]> >Prepare your lessons on a computer, and save them. Next year your[/q2]
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No it won't, cuz they'll change it all completely and force you to re-write everything from scratch.
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I'm glad that they do that in UK as well as Oz. The current NSW computer studies syllabus is dated
1987 (get a laugh out of that!!) Mel
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Nick
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[q1]> No it won't, cuz they'll change it all completely and force you to re-write everything from[/q1]
[q1]> scratch.[/q1]

Well up here in Scotland we have changed curric. two years ago so it's settled down now.

My original point was if kids are passing you will only get appreciation from those kids and a bit
of job satisfaction and nothing else, praise, financial encouragement etc.

Nick
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