I still have a lot of learning to do. I still am not as polished as I’d like to be.
I don’t always do the best job of censoring what comes out of my mouth. In fact, I often claim that I have Foot-In-Mouth Syndrome in that I often lack a filter.
Fortunately, when it comes to being in the classroom, I do a pretty decent job censoring myself. I may be high-strung and there are always times I find myself distraught, but I do alright. I use humor to get me through the day and if it weren’t for fellow teachers and co-workers, the job would be nearly impossible.
Teaching is not an easy job. It’s not just a matter of how you say things but how you do everything. It’s a job that entails 100 different people throwing things your way and yelling, “Catch!” It’s a job that requires you to multi-task and requires a great deal of patience (sometimes patience I didn’t realize I had). We are held to high expectations and need to meet the demands of students, colleagues, administrators, and parents. However, teachers are people too.
Therefore, I created a blog that sheds light into my life – the chapters that I encounter along the way of my teaching career. It’s a place to document events in my life, the funny memories, a place to reflect on my frustrations, accomplishments, and shortcomings, and hopefully provide something relatable for anyone who does stumble across my writing.
I know I’m not perfect. But hopefully as I fumble through life, I am able to enjoy life the best I can. Despite what students may think, I do have a life outside of the classroom. I don’t live at the school and I do have hobbies. This is me.