My trainee teacher colleagues are looking forward to a short respite from the weekly rota of lesson planning and assignment preparation.
Not that we don’t love what we are doing, but twenty weeks, non stop, would be a pretty tall order.
Although we still have plenty to get on with, and there are assignments due when we get back after Easter, we have a little time to sit back and take stock. Daisaku Ikeda has this useful advice, and it’s not just for teachers …
Do not compare yourselves to others. Be true to who you are and continue to learn with all your might. Even if you are ridiculed, even if you suffer disappointments and setbacks, continue to advance and do not be defeated.