HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR FIRST YEAR OF TEACHING

  1. 1.
    Stay late at school to get everything done
  2. 2.
    Be meaner than you want to be
  3. 3.
    Cry
  4. 4.
    Eat your feelings
  5. 5.
    Cry more because you're getting fat from eating your feelings
  6. 6.
    Stash candy in your desk
  7. 7.
    Do one thing a week that has nothing to do with school and that makes it so you don't think about school
  8. 8.
    Try your best
  9. 9.
    Have fun with the kids when you cab
  10. 10.
    Realize that everyone has a crummy first year
  11. 11.
    Breathe
  12. 12.
    (Cry some more)