For those of us going into internship, I feel that it is inevitable that all of us at one point or another will have what we may consider to be a bad day. This can also be true to our students. When this day comes, I’m sure that we all will have different ways to face what is ahead.
Personally, this is what I do to deal with my bad days. Shane Koyczan, who I posted about previously, has a poem named Instructions for a Bad Day. For me, listening to this poem is a perfect release of frustration that allows me to carry on with my day. The poem states that there will be bad days, but it is very important that we deal with these properly and move on.
I am very interested to know what sort of coping mechanisms others have to deal with these issues as they arise.