If my calculations are correct, we’re now 15% of the way through the school year. 15%! That seems like nothing at all and also a ton of time having already passed. It’s difficult to judge time as a teacher. Everything gets processed through progress reports and quarters, semesters, vacations, when seniors finally get to “be outta here” and PD days. 27 of our 180 days are done at the end of today.
For one class I teach – writing for college – I’m asking students to figure out a working definition for success and possible ways to attain it. While they are doing their own research, I thought I would look up some information about the 20 richest people in the world in 2019, because apparently, I’m a masochist. It wasn’t the most scientific research that I did. I went to this link and browsed through it. And this link as well to find a more tactile way of demonstrating these numbers. I know someone on FB posted another cool visual for this, and I’m hoping someone remembers they posted it and re-post the link.
It’s been a long time since I last posted. Last year was … problematic. However, as I try to look at what I consider success, I did complete the coursework that I needed to earn a second certification for moderate disabilities grades 5 – 12.
I struggle to complete things. And I do mean, STRUGGLE. I don’t know if it’s fear of failure, fear of success, something else entirely, who knows. This is a goal I have wanted to achieve for years, and now I have.
There’s so much more to talk about. Union involvement, work drama, my own goals. For now I thought it more important that I get back into the swing of writing here and keep myself and my memory honest.