I don't write a lot about work and I usually like to keep it that way. But, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity. Either that or I don't have much of anything else to post about. We'll go with the latter.
I know it is only Tuesday, but yesterday was a pretty rough day. It's hard to come back after being gone for two days and feel prepared for the week. I did my best to get all things accomplished prior to being gone... all things I could get done. We had an intense assessment results meeting yesterday afternoon and there is nothing worse than feeling unprepared. I am not one to leave things for the last minute, but when there are multiple people involved, I can't control every one and their "responsibilities" with a task as such. With the feeling of unpreparedness, and a couple other minor glitches, the meeting came and went. And well leave it at that.
On a positive note, it is Teacher Appreciation Week. As I was checking my box this morning I found a few notes from students, expressing their appreciation for me. A couple made me chuckle, as their spelling wasn't too far from awful but their words were very sincere. It really made my morning. Then I had a student that was extremely tired this morning. I had drawn attention to his negative attitude and asked him to change his tone of voice when talking to me, as he was getting quite defensive and rude. He left my room with a bad attitude and when working with him later this morning he was still agitated. This afternoon he came to my room and apologized for the way he spoke to me. I know that this came straight from him and no one told him to do this because I did not bring this situation to anyone's attention.
I know I have said it before, and I am going to say it again. I truly enjoy teaching and it is so much more than a job to me. It's days like yesterday that can be very frustrating and challenging, and then there are days like today, that remind me why I do what I do.
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