My Day Off

The Antagonistic Midget (henceforth known as AM) wasn't in school today and an amazing thing happened. I actually got to see what it's like to teach. Over the past week or two I had actually been expending so much time and energy that teaching was a secondary concern. Today wasn't easy by any means, and there's still another student who's almost as bad as AM, but it was still a big improvement from yesterday.

As it turns out, if I have the chance I can actually teach. Most of the students listen to me and respect me and when students weren't on task there were consequences. I know I still have a lot of work to do to become a more effective teacher. But, after the day I had yesterday I needed a day like today. A day where I didn't even think about quitting after it was done. A day where I felt like things were going to be okay. A day where I remembered why I wanted to do this. And most importantly, tomorrow's Friday.


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