--What will other's think?
--Was it (whatever it may be: a lesson, a meal, a conversation) good enough?
--I want my classroom to be "just right." (AKA perfect in my mind.)
These are thoughts that I sometimes have. Not always, but sometimes.
Summer is a season of time. So much time to see other teacher's accomplishments, projects, ideas and work (Facebook groups are good for this). It is easy to compare my life to what I see in others'. And feel not good enough.
I'm going to stop. It's going to be a journey. But I will be courageous and do my best. What I really want is connection.
And truthfully, of all the teachers that I know (near and far) no one is out to "be better than someone else." They all want to do their best, be connected with others, and maybe share/collaborate.
Here is my new goal for the year: When I start to feel "not enough" or that I am comparing, I will stop and find a way to make a connection.
It's going to be a fantastic year!!!