As teachers we are all prone to having a bad day at some stage! The latest statistics on teacher attrition say it all... a newly graduated teacher lasts on average 5 years. In stark contrast another sobering statistic tells us that teachers only really start to become effective and resilient after 5 years. If you a new teacher the way you bounce back from a bad day will determine which statistic you will become. For those of us who have past the five year mark the way we handle bad days will determine our level of job satisfaction and ultimately our effectiveness as teachers.