First year of teaching -
Is it me, or do all teachers their first year feel constantly behind?
I stay after school for two hours on average, I’m going in on Saturdays (mainly because my computer at home died), and I cut into my lunch time to try and feel on top of things. It might be…
Sounds about right. You will always feel like there is something to do and no time to do it.
I honestly thought it would take me a while to love these kids. In a weird way, I felt as if they were going to intrude into the climate my kids and I had created last year. I felt like when I would do a lesson, I would be discouraged by their response because it wouldn’t be the way my kids would have reacted.
But this bunch quickly made a home in my heart and they do not react the way my kids did last year…which is how it should be!
I’m excited about this year.
Some things overheard during playtime.
"If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere!"
"Don’t listen to your mother. She doesn’t know what she’s talking about."
Why is it that emotion just hits us sometimes?
Be it good or bad…
Like you can be doing something mundane or important and all of a sudden BOOM.
You feel happy, or content, or sad.
It is like your being just realized it…
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. — Eckhart Tolle (via oh-good-life)
(Source: niadil, via that-armenian-dude)
Carl Sandburg, “Under the Harvest Moon”