Here’s an interesting post by Paul Murphy, a teacher and book author: he suggests that teaching ‘like a pirate’ day in, day out is too exhausting, and that we need to look to our chill feline friends for inspiration. For example, it’s a good idea to stay calm most of the time (true!), with rare moments of fun and high energy; to always ask for what you want in a clear way; to ignore critics and – sleep more: “You can’t be any good if you’re tired all the time.” A very relevant post, especially in view of all the recent discussions of teachers’ mental health!
So, are you more like a cat or like a pirate? Which would you rather be?