Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SoL Challenge Day #21

Today I am left with more questions than conclusions about this profession.

I felt that film of anxiety that I thought I'd shed over break creep back over me.

It happens when I give students time to write and revise, and neither of those things really happen to the extent that I wish they would.

It happens when the student that I thought I had finally gotten to a good place with in terms of respect rolls her eyes in response to a direction.

It happens when the aide in my classroom whispers that she saw a student snap a photo of me.

I am not just trying to learn how to respond to these moments, but I'm trying to learn how to respond to them in a way that makes sense with who I am as a person.

It is exhausting.

But, when tomorrow arrives, I will have had those experiences.

My teacher reflexes will be one more step toward cat-like.



  1. Oh boy, we all have these moments, these days.

    Tomorrow you will start anew. Tomorrow will be better.

  2. I'm singing the same song lately! Some days just feel so hard. But I try, try again tomorrow.

  3. I really like the idea that we teachers have reflexes that we use - and sometimes they need readjusting or realignment with what is happening. I hadn't thought about it like that. Thanks.