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Be More Awesome!

on November 5, 2013

Recently my amazing boyfriend Adam introduced me to this fantastic YouTube video and I shared it with my English methods class. But I don’t want to stop there. I want to share this video with the blogging world!! So check this video out!!

I find this video so inspiring!! It is time for all of us to be more awesome!! This makes me want to use hundreds of exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok that’s enough for now …

In methods class we talk a lot about how to avoid burnout, and one of the ways is to stay away from those Negative Nancy’s. We know who they are. They lurk in the teacher’s lounge and spend their time grumbling about unruly students, school policies, and even each other. Most days I think we can easily avoid these people and keep our own grumbling and venting to a minimum. (Although I will say that sometimes venting is an absolute necessity.)

you are awesome

However, there is a much bigger threat. It is the Negative Nancy that exists in our heads. The voice telling yourself that you can’t. This is sometimes the hardest voice to shut out and something that I have struggled with a lot, something I am still struggling with. This video inspires me to turn off that voice telling me I can’t and turn on that voice telling me that I CAN AND WILL BE AWESOME!! That is my goal. I am going to work hard and learn hard to be more awesome, because I want to be an AWESOME teacher for my students.

And all of you guys out there? YOU CAN BE AWESOME TOO!!! Let’s all be awesome TOGETHER!!

Also, I just want to take a moment to give a shout-out to all of the lovely ladies in English methods!! Each and every one of you inspire me to “get my learn on” and become an amazing teacher. You offer me much needed support and guidance and I just want to say Thank You!!

thank you cat



2 responses to “Be More Awesome!

  1. mariahbusch says:

    I LOVED this video and your presentation. Thank you for being a great example of how to use class time in an organized and controlled manner! I’m all about being awesome, letsdoit (no spacing is intentional).

  2. Really enjoyed this post and especially that idea that the negative Nancy in our heart is even more dangerous to us than the negative Nancy sitting beside us in the teacher’s lounge. We have to find the things that sustain us. What you’re discovering in Methods class is that you need a COMMUNITY to sustain you–and we’re building and sustaining it this semester. My hope is that we keep it up after the semester ends!

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