Unleash your alter ego.
I will tell my neighboring teacher to unleash their alter ego. The alter ego is that person inside that is just as crazy as the students and isn’t afraid to think outside the box. Worried about behaviors, being overwhelmed, filled classrooms, inadequate supplies, lesson plans? Yes some students will try you but your alter ego is just as crazy as them. The classrooms are filled with students staring at you to see if you know what you are doing. Share your interesting career stories to keep them engaged. They don’t know more than you. Use that information in your teachings. No, you don’t have the necessary supplies, but borrow or make do. It’s like having Bio-Rad equipment desire but only Wal-Mart’s money to spend. It’s not the same quality but the goal was accomplished, hands-on still occurred. Meetings and workshops take them in stride. You’ll be surprised how much information you learn not form the meetings but from your colleagues sitting next to you. When it comes to lesson plans, don’t try to reinvent the wheel, Google. Eventually you and your alter ego will merge into one person to make a brilliant educator.