Today was horrendous. Today I felt like I had no idea what I was doing. Today we had a tornado drill. Today I felt that I’m a failure as a teacher. Today I felt my teacher education failed me. Today I wanted to apply for a different teaching job in a different district — a district and a school that would be MUCH different from my current position.
Thank God today is over.
I feel like my classes are trainwrecks. I feel like the few students who are doing what they are supposed to are lost in the shuffle because of the jackholes who take up my time with inane questions or 5th grade behavior.
Spring break — how I wish it was today.
I think tomorrow, instead of trying to give them notes when we’re not in the library, that I just show the first half of To Kill a Mockingbird. None of them are reading it — it’ll be a nice chance for them to (hopefully) get hooked into the story. Maybe then they’ll be interested in reading the book. MAYBE.
At this point I’m so discouraged, I’m not holding my breath.
I understand, today…why a colleague who started with me last year jumped ship for private Catholic school.