Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Ok so far!

I'm hesitant to say this aloud, but this year is going very smoothly. I don't take all the credit for that: this year's kids are different than last year's, more focused, more willing to listen, if not necessairly more gifted academically. Maybe it's the different schedule- a later start time, prep in the morning instead of after a long day. Maybe it's by virtue of my experience and recognition of the things I needed to change after last year.

I don't know why it's working, but it is, and I'm going to enjoy it while I can.


The Mad Teacher said...

Hey, Mr. C--you're stealing my lines!

Nice that you've got a "good year" in your classes this year. Me too--is it a difference! Stuff I could never have gotten to work with last year's crew is sailing through with these guys.

(Fingers crossed) Here's hoping it stays this way--for you _and_ me.

Mr. C said...

Great minds think alike, Ms. Mad!
It certainly does make a difference to have a "good year" in the classroom. The last 2 or 3 have had some VERY special challenges, so this is a truly pleasant change.