Happy New Year!

Gotta love the NY public school system! Only in a place like NYC can you expect to have both days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur off from school. It's a nice little midweek breather and a chance to reflect on myself as a whole, not just as a teacher.

It's hard to believe it's been almost a month already. During this new year I've found that I have much more energy left over at the end of each day. This extra energy (extra relative to last year) I find myself putting back into the classroom any way I can.

It's a funny paradox of teaching that I see even with the 20 year veterans. The longer you teach the smoother the classroom runs, giving you more energy. But the more energy you have the more you have to invest in teaching. So even the most experienced teachers of my school end up leaving school around 5, just as exhausted as the newbies.

Of my many new year's resolutions I'll try to post here more often and find some interesting stories to share, now that the year of horror stories is over.


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