Teacher Morning Routine

Teacher Morning Routine

Using Visible thinking Routines

Hello and happy Saturday. I will soon start my fifth year as a teacher and I feel like I’m at a place where I can share with other teachers who are probably starting out or even people who aren’t teachers yet but would like to be. I will always be real with you, okay? Today I’ll start by sharing my morning routine for most of the 2019-2020 school year, to give you an idea of how my schooldays usually start. Since mid-March, we were all sent home, so the routine totally changed. If you want a version of that, let me know in the comments below.

First and foremost, hi, my name is Camila and during the 2019-2020 school year, I taught at a school outside of Bogotá, Colombia. I live in Bogotá, so the journey lasted about an hour and a half or so. I also took the school bus, which I had to pay for, but that’s another story. My stop was actually not very close to my house and my dad took me there in his car because walking before sunrise wouldn’t have been a good idea. Okay, now that we got that out of the way, let’s get started with the routine.

4:50am I woke up, either with my alarm or by myself. I got up immediately after waking up because I’ve always been a morning person even if 4:50am should still be considered nighttime. I would then go downstairs to have breakfast.

5:05am After breakfast, I brushed my teeth and took a shower. I don’t like having breakfast before showering, but I had to because my bathroom, which is downstairs, shares the same water heater or whatever, as my brother’s bathroom upstairs, so I was having breakfast while he showered and vice-versa.

5:15am I would go back to my room upstairs, get dressed, and apply my makeup. I’d get everything ready the night before so that I didn’t waste any time. My makeup looks weren’t super elaborate and consisted mostly of matte eyeshadows, washes of color, and nude lipgloss.

5:35am My dad, my brother and I left for the bus stop. My dad would leave my brother first at his so that he could go to university and then he’d leave me at mine.

I’m sharing this routine with you because I want to give you a reference point as to what your mornings can look like. Of course, each person is unique and they have different lifestyles. What is your morning routine? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy teaching!

Love, Miss Camila

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