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Teaching and Drinking Water

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

One thing that has occurred to me is that I do not regularly drink enough water.. partially so that I do not have to go to the bathroom when teaching. I save drinking water until the last possible minute and then often find I don't quite have enough time to drink as much as I really need. This is simply so that I am not holding it for hours, or leaving the classroom unattended (science lab.. lots of stuff for kids to get into trouble with)... Thus I am often crossing my fingers I will drink enough, or crossing my legs because I drank too much too early in the day!

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Any one else have this issue? How do you handle it so that you can drink more water in the day?
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  • POLSKARENIA
    I try to drink throughout the day. That way, my body seems to cope with bathroom breaks when I have my breaks. A perennial problem for teachers!
    1524 days ago
  • GINIEMIE
    I was blessed that the restroom was right down the hall from my room, one period change I would stand between my door and my neighbor's door greeting the students while she scooted to the RR, the next period it was my turn. We foreign language teachers used to stand in some of the science teachers rooms across the hall at the beginning or end of our planning so they could have relief. I drink LOTS of water and I did at least 48 oz during the school day, a good bit of it early in the day or right before planning. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    1536 days ago
  • MUSICMOMOF2
    Try drinking a little bit at a time instead of a lot at once. That will help spread it out. I remember that issue my last year of teaching, but I was also 6 months pregnant at the time. Hope that you can figure something out!
    1537 days ago
  • DKUBO04
    That does not sound like a fun predicament to be in. Do you get very much time between classes? I am not a teacher, so I am not sure how that would work out for me. I drink a lot of water throughout the day, but I am also in an office. Can you request to have a Para-professional in the classroom with you? I hope you're able to find some solutions.
    1537 days ago
  • BSGREEN42
    I can so relate. I carry my water bottle with me and fill it when ever possible
    1537 days ago
  • LA_BENTANCOURT
    Try drinking more in the AM before you leave, then add more with the meal. The rest can be added while you're at home.
    1537 days ago
  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    emoticon "When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it."
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    1537 days ago
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