Monday, June 29, 2009
IF: Worn Out
My first year teaching when summer came I was chomping at the bit to get started again and the time couldn't go by fast enough...one of my coworkers said, "Give it a year or two and you'll get over that..." The past few years immediately after graduation I've tended to disappear a month or so before getting back into the participation saddle. Teaching, if done correctly (as opposed to smiling behind a desk and just drawing a paycheck), can be one of the toughest jobs on the planet...so by the end a lot of teachers are pretty worn out...and it takes the summer to recharge your batteries for another year...I would have never guessed all the work involved until I became involved...but the pain is worth it when you see students that really care about their future...or at some point get it and start caring...and then go on to great things...
So between the end and school and now I've been busy and out of circulation (kids, fishing trip, cow bird pest control, sleeping, family reunions, moving to a new apartment, painting (not the fun kind...walls)...So here's to being back and catching up on everyone's work!!!