And we’re done! Twenty four days in the bag. I’ll tell my truth: I miss kids like this. I do. I like my regular year students, don’t get me wrong, but I miss kids like this. I miss kids who are honest about their bads, worse, and their goods. I miss ones who make me cry but still challenge me.
I think I checked out for some of the regular year; threw in the towel, phoned it in, whatever you want to call it. There was something in me that felt dead this year. It was a disservice to my students, and to myself. I need to change that next year, or I need to look for a new job. Hopefully, these 5 weeks somewhere else will rejuvenate me enough to make it through this school year.
My second truth: unless there is a miracle this year, I’ll be placing transfer papers in April.