Warning: Just a bunch of sad mope-iness today.
Maybe thirteen is unlucky.
It was a hard week. One of the hardest. Shouldn’t the hardest be in September/October, and not December? I don’t even really want to write about it. I just want to pretend it didn’t happen.
Not because of Reading and Writing Workshop. Just because of…students. Or, really, because of me, and my inability to motivate/tolerate/manage/help those…students. How do we get to December with these same problems? What am I doing wrong, and how can I make it right? How can I help students see the impact of their choices, and want to change to make them more positive?
I know why new teachers leave.
But I’m not a new teacher.
Next week is a new week.
I’m so, so glad you’re with me. I couldn’t make it through this without you.
Also, if it’s going to be this cold, can’t we have some snow?