The best way to deal with a potentially stressful and draining experience: laugh.
Here is a funny poem (probably those of you who work/have worked in education in the UK will get the most from it).
I first saw it pinned up around the office during my first year in my current job, and found it again here: Let’s have a dig at …
There’s only one f-in OFSTED
But that’s quite enough for us.
But with no f-in lesson plans
There’s one hell of an f-in fuss.
There’s an f-in form to fill in
For everything that’s said.
There’ll be no f-in future
If that fails to please the Head.
Sounds like one f-in photocopier
Has died of overheat.
There’s no f-in chance at all now
To keep the worksheets neat.
There’ll be no f-in inspector
When your lesson is first rate,
And there’s no f-in good excuse
To explain why you’re late.
There should be an f-in handbook
For everything you do.
Tell the R.I. you left it
For light reading in the loo.
There’s no f-in parking space
For half the f-in staff…
RESERVED for f-in OFSTED
Who have the last f-in laff.
There’s no f-in spiritual
Or cultural education.
No f-in equality
But lots in differentiation.
There’s only one F-in OFSTED
With it’s “Education Speak”
Thank God there’s an f-in Friday
To end the OFSTED WEEK.