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223: Recalibrate Your Expectations

This year is quite different than other years of teaching. If we were using a rubric, this year wouldn’t be scoring at the top. Therefore, why are we holding ourselves to the same expectations? It is time for us to recalibrate our expectations and make adjustments based on our new reality. In order to be successful, we have to examine our environment and constantly adjust. Tune in to hear Gretchen discuss 3 critical steps to help you recalibrate and weather the storm.

Recalibrate Your ExpectationsQuotables

  • Examine your environment and recalibrate your expectations.
  • Set your expectations and think about what is possible, what makes sense and what is realistic. Don’t base your expectations on hope.
  • Adjust your goals as necessary when things start to look better.
  • Recalibration is a long term strategy based on what season of life you are in.
  • What is different about your life in this season? Consider yourself and your surroundings.
  • Nothing lasts forever. Remind yourself of your current expectation and stay out of the zone of comparison of what life was before.
  • Make a habit of accepting the new normal and your new recalibrations.
  • If you are flexible, you will weather the storm.
  • Meet yourself where you are, right here, right now.

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About the author, Gretchen

I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.