It’s still 7th, which is a tumultuous year anyway, but this year is just out of freaking control. It’s really the perfect storm of issues. We had veteran teachers (15 years plus) explain to us that this is the worst group of kids they have ever had. (Each year of kids has it’s own personality, quirks, general strengths/weaknesses, etc..) So I know it’s going to be just a rough year, but today was particularly difficult to see beyond this year.
I’ve already come home and cried more about these kids than I have all of the other 5 years combined.
Are you okay?
This has just been the absolute worst year of teaching ever, and I’ve technically been in the classroom for 6 years now. Add to that an unsupportive admin who decided that they think their teachers are expendable, and it’s just been an awful year. I was warned that this group of kids was going to do this to me, but I was not prepared.
It’s so bad that if I hadn’t already been a successful teacher for several years, I would assume that the teaching field was not for me.
A lazy day with my family.
Hubby watching a football game with Biscuit on his lap. Me browsing the web with Charlie napping on the couch next to me. Abbey lazily asking for ball throws from me while I browse.
It has been MONTHS since I’ve been able to have a day like this.
the secret to losing followers is being yourself
it infuriates me when people tell me “lifes too short to not forgive people!” like NO lifes too short for me to continually allow abusive and manipulative behavior in my life and live in a constant state of anxiety bc I want to be “nice” or whatever
There’s such a big difference between moving past what someone did to you, and forgiving someone for it. I’ve never understood why people think the latter is necessary in order to do the former.