How McDonald’s is Saving my Teaching Career

McDonald’s is saving my teaching career.

How? It’s very simple.

Almost every day, after school, I drive down the street and purchase a Large Diet Coke from those Golden Arches. Then I return to school and get some work done.

This is one of the ways I’m surviving my first year. After a whole day of teaching, I need a break before I can dive into the next day or whatever needs done. After 32 oz of nutrisweety, carbonated goodness and a breath of non-school air, I’m ready to get things done. I notice I’m much more efficient when I do this.

How do you survive? What are your tricks for making it through the day in this challenging profession?