Friday, September 5, 2014

Counting my Blessings


I feel like I left everything on a major down note last night, and that's not my intention at all.  It's not all bad here, but I am stressed out.  So let me think of the positive things tonight before I go to bed.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Three Weeks In


I'm in Alaska, and just three weeks ago I stood in front of my very own classroom for the first time.  I stood at the front of the room and stared at the unfamiliar faces of my brand-new students.  It was mildly terrifying, but I had planned out a great getting-to-know-you survey and a brief lesson to introduce myself.  My plan was to run the same lesson with each class period because hey, it's the first day of school, and I need to learn who these wonderful young people are.

By second period, I saw the error of my ways.