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Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Feb 07 2012

thought process.

It’s a pretty regular occurrence that I get in my car to head home, breathe a sigh of relief, and think to myself ‘made it through the day… and it went pretty well.’


Days are good. In the classroom/hallway/lunchroom/team meeting moments, I feel pretty in control of things and like I have a handle on life. Then come the evenings…


Even starting on my drive home, I begin processing. I stop and think about the comments that my colleagues made today, and then I realize that I don’t trust their motivations and don’t want them teaching my children (I get very maternalistic over the students I teach). I remember that the promise I heard from an administrator during the day is something I’ve heard for the last four weeks now without seeing any action. I remember that one of my struggling students was absent again today and then I have to question how she’s going to make the growth necessary when I only see her 3 maybe 4 days each week.


I start to reflect and realize that today wasn’t that good of a day because I didn’t do enough today. I think about all that needs to get done before we take our next standardized test, before the end of the year. I question how on Earth I will take a big enough piece out of that pie, tomorrow, so that we can make it to the end of the year, so that my students can walk into a high school classroom, come August, and be successful.


Yeah, it’s the evenings that are overwhelming.

One Response

  1. STORY OF MY LIFE. I’m seriously exactly the same way. The exhaustion combined with your brain still running does not produce a good result.

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