We’ve all heard the term “October Blues” time and time again. It’s that period in the school year when everything starts to feel a little harder. Maybe it’s fatigue, playing the catch-up-game with the never-ending deadlines, or just the cold weather approaching. This work is hard, but remember we are here to support you through it. Connecting with other teachers and leaders through our workshops can sometimes be just the right medicine.
Sometimes “October Blues” come when you’re just not sure how you’re going to reach those lofty goals you set in July and August. But guess what? You’re in luck! Jean Potter with the Teaching and Learning team has posted several videos to walk you through NWEA reports and setting goals on our members-only online training site. These videos provide the basics of NWEA support in 5-minute chapters, which are easy for anybody from novice to expert to digest.
And just in case you need even more solutions to cure those blues, check out the following links to some articles with strategies that are sure to boost morale: