Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety

Tomorrow is the first day of school.
...and you would think I would be up late because I was SO excited.

But I'm not... excited, that is.

I'm sure it's the fear of the unknown. (You'd think with it being my 13th year I wouldn't worry about that.)

But see... this year our principal is making us departmentalize.
And despite the fact that I have some really awesome ideas about what I want to teach the kids... I'm afraid I won't have that close bond with my students since I will have them 90 min and send them on their way.

You see... that bond, that is why I continue to teach.
I love that I can have a kid that will drive me up the wall all year long and then I miss like crazy once they move on.

My superintendent challenged our staff to make sure they are building strong relationships with our students... and that is what I'm worried about.  I will miss out on by not having them all day... and that since I will now have 75 students instead of 25, I won't connect deeply with any of them.

I've had a headache for a week... and a stomachache for 2 days... worrying about missing out on something that is yet to come.

Silly. I know.
I hope I have great things to report after the first week...


  1. Change is always scary. Maybe you will bond with more kids because you have more students.

    Good luck

  2. I know you well enough to know that by the end of the year, you are going to have 75 kids who you'll miss and will miss you. You'll know them just as well as you have known your 25. It may just take a little longer, but you'll have that bond with a bunch more kiddos. It's going to be a great year! Oh, and the flip side of it is that if you have a little bugger or two, you can send them on after 90 minutes. ;)


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