Sunday, November 13, 2005

follow-up

First of all: I LOVE the freakin' blogosphere! Teacher/Bloggers are the greatest human beings ever created/evolved/sprung from alien pods!
The other day I posted my frustration with the amount of management my classes needed. To recap, I mentioned it was more like I was a firefighter than a teacher, putting out flare-ups all period instead of teaching. It was especially frustrating becuse I started that day full of energy, ready to teach.
Today's post is mainly to thank the kind commentors, Fred, Polski3, and Lady Strathconn, for their support and kind words.
I have two sections of honors world history (7th grade), and they are just as noisy-if not more!- as the regular ed classes; the difference is they actually do their work in spite of the noise. I don't really mind the noise, so much, as long as they can be quiet when I need them to be. I like a lively classroom, when kids are engaged and active. I love answering their questions, even if they aren't necessairly on-topic; that's what teaching is to me.
The day I posted about was a particulary frustrating one, but the next few were ok. I'm not so depressed any more, thanks to the support of my friends and colleagues in cyberspace. This week will present its own challenges, and I apprecitate knowing that if I post about it, I'll have your support again.
Thanks to everyone!
J

3 comments:

Fred said...

Thanks for the kind words. My three day weekend has given me the time off I needed to make it to Thanksgiving.

You're right - the blogosphere is a great place to vent, and pick up new ideas. We're glad you're here.

Polski3 said...

No Problem. That is one of the great things about the internet; it gets us teachers outta our caves (classrooms) and into the world with those who understand just what is going on.

How does your JHS swing GATE Social Studies classes? Is it due to parental demand? Enjoy your time off @ Thanksgiving!

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

This has been my experience as well. I am glad you have been reinvigorated-- we need you to keep fighting the good fight.