The Michael Leunig cartoons over the last week have definitely captured my mood about returning to work after school holidays, so I’m going to share a few goodies.
The juxtaposition between the self (the things I enjoy, things that give meaning…) and the role (responsibilities, obligations…). Where’s the middle path and how do I get on it?
The inevitable ups and downs of a term.
Dealing with your own (and everyone else’s) emotions. Hopefully we only have to deal with people at irritability stage and not further down the end of the hopscotch.
A comment on the end of last term (and probably every end of term). Got to throw some Growth Mindset and brain plasticity in there right??
Sometimes my brain is just too full and there is too much going on to absorb much else.
And a bit of hope for what could be. It’s not all sarcasm and negativity - just got to focus on the good stuff and the stuff that matters and filter out all the other stuff.
Here’s to a good start to the school year!
Deputy Principal at a Sydney high school. Coordinating author of the Geoactive text book series.