Night of the Living Teachers

I'm not well. I've got a serious problem. I now eat, sleep and breathe teaching. It's all I think about and it's all I talk about.

On the one hand I guess it's a good sign that I'm thinking non-stop how to do better and reach all of my kids. I'm also a part of some awesome conversations (online and in person) with co-workers and peers. In some ways it's exciting. Even as I struggled and fought to succeed last year, I never expected to be consumed so wholly by this job. Last year, more often than not I didn't have enough energy left over to think at the end of the day.

But now I find myself thinking about it after school, on weekends and sometimes even fighting to fall asleep. It's getting tiring for me (and probably even more for my friends and family). I can only hope it pays off when the test scores come back and the students move on in June. In the mean time I'm doomed to continue this inhuman existence...


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