All posts tagged: not give up

don’t you dare give up

yes, I’m talking to you. When you feel like giving up remember the purpose of your efforts. Do you want to get better at something? Do you want to reach a dream goal? Going from beginner level to intermediate level to pro takes learning, failing, and a determination to keep trying. It’s tempting to give up when you’re not seeing the results that you want, but always keep in mind that getting results takes time and patience.  When you feel like giving up, choose to keep trying, keep growing. Keep becoming your best. Let any setback strengthen 💪 your determination to accomplish your goals. show up imperfectly Instead of giving up, learn to show up imperfectly. By this I mean, show up however you feel or look. Show up feeling or looking messy. Show up even if you’re a beginner and feel like you don’t have the knowledge or skills. You don’t have put a happy face to the world. Show up even if you woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Show up even …

Why I Didn’t Give Up

A Personal Story One of the hardest experiences of my life was the first semester of teaching by myself from January to May of last year.  I say “by myself” because I also taught from September to December of 2017, but my sponsor teacher was always by my side to guide and support me every step of the way. She also helped me teach a couple of classes a day and provided constructive criticism. I arrived at my new school mid year which meant my students had several substitutes before me. They weren’t used to structure. On top of all of this, my classroom management skills were at the rookiest level ever. Before I could get to the teaching part, I needed to manage the classroom effectively. I’d interned at a school where getting A’s was expected, so we rarely had discipline problems. At my new job, I lost control of my classes multiple times. I felt like quitting my job on an almost daily basis because I was also struggling and juggling with everything required …