Selected responses to my question: what external factors correlate to your teaching satisfaction? (Or dis-, as was my particular situation.)
- Benjamin Baxter: Music
For example, if Iâ€™ve had a good day, Iâ€™ll listen to Gordon Goodwin, Dr. Demento, classic rock or Richard Nixonâ€™s speeches. If Iâ€™ve had a bad day, Iâ€™ll listen to Sammy Davis, Jr., Cake, The Decemberists or Alexi Murdoch.
- TMAO: Blog Output
I think I got a negative correlation thing going. The rougher things get, the more virtual ink gets spilled.
- Sarah Cannon: Time Spent On Phone
The worse the day, the longer I need to debrief and the more likely I am to call a friend to distract me from planning the next day.
- Stephen Humphrey: Family Time
And the great thing is itâ€™s a leading indicator by about six months; if Iâ€™m reducing my hours at home, I can know that my job satisfaction is going to be in the gutter in half-a-yearâ€“plenty of time to fix it now that I recognize the indicator and look for it.
- Jackie B: Interpersonal Communication
If Iâ€™m joking in the math workroom or with kids in the hall or after school, things are going well. If they arenâ€™t going as well as Iâ€™d like, Iâ€™m brooding.
- Dina Strasser: Unspeakable, Frankly
And now I will drown some kittens. Excuse me.