What I heard him say was I needed to go through all the cupboards and throw out all the high sodium food and completely change the way we cook and eat. I panicked. (I think my blood pressure may have risen.)
My husband reminded me that he suggested just one small change. I didn't have to redesign my life all at once.
I am learning not to do this in my teaching. We would adopt a new curriculum or I would see something in someone else's classroom, and I used to feel pressure to throw everything out and start over.
Now with Pinterest and teacher blogs the amount of great ideas is overwhelming. I want to be a teacher that is constantly improving, but I need to remember to pace myself.
I have been teaching for twenty-two years and I want to keep teaching awhile longer. This is a marathon, not a sprint.
What's one small change you would like to try in your teaching this week?