I had been talking to a good friend of mine on the phone. In the course of our conversation, I mentioned how I was worried about my class this year. We just completed the reading and language portion of the fall MAP test. Needless to say, my scores have me a bit worried. My friend told me that we just need to get rid of the word, “worry”, from our vocabulary. I thought easier said than done.
When I was asked to teach a 2/3 combination, I worried about how I was going to make it work. Over the summer, I heard the song, Three Little Birds, by Bob Marley. This was a perfect song to use for my opening song in my classroom. It would remind me that I didn’t need to worry about a thing because every little thing was going to be alright.
That was two years ago, so I decided to use the song again for my opening song this year. It is still a good reminder for me not to worry so much. I just need to keep doing what I am doing and hopefully, everything will work out. I must continue to use this as my mantra because I just found out I was accepted to the SDCOE Tier I Administrative Credential Fall cohort. Although I am excited by this new challenge, I realize I will need to come up with the tuition cost. Something else for me to worry about! Oh wait a minute, I’m not going to do that. Instead, I need to take a few deep breaths and remain calm. Everything is going to be alright.