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On your mark…

It’s amazing how much even some resolution can change my attitude.

I know I have a room1. I know what grade level I’m going to be teaching. I’ve had my first department meeting, and all of my fellow teachers are interested both in math, and in teaching. I know that I’m going to have a projector, and I know when my conference period is.

I’ve gone from being a bundle of stress to looking forward to meet the kids.

I’m ready to go.

1 It’s even a pretty nice room – freshly remodeled. It’s got a ceiling mounted projector, and sliding whiteboards with tons of storage behind them, a good amount of room, high windows, and good broad spectrum flourescents. And it has a view of downtown – I know that doesn’t seem like much, but it does give me an opportunity to be aware of the world outside the bounds of my school during every passing period.

{ 4 } Comments

  1. Thomas Escott | September 5, 2009 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    I wish you all the best this year, Mr. K. You seem to be a very caring teacher, which is 80% of the requirement. You might occasionally feel some stress, but that is because you care and you might feel that the children have not received your best efforts.

    In every interaction with your students, let them know you care. They will respond.

    Tom

  2. dkzody | September 5, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    I gather you start the day after Labor Day? We will be starting Week 4 then. I have good kids this year, some real issues to address like the little boy who picks at his skin till he makes it bleed, but they are all nice kids. Now, it’s up to me to educate them. Fortunately, I teach an elective so my classes are the ones they look forward to each day.

  3. Mr. K | September 6, 2009 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the well wishes.

    I would have loved to start school four weeks ago.

    I’m loving the structure this school has in place – I’m thinking I might get to even relax a little bit.

  4. eyawn | September 15, 2009 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    Good luck w/ the school year Mr. K. We’re currently on week 3 ourselves. Your classroom sounds amazing. Mounted projector, sliding whiteboards… geez. I’m having trouble just getting an lcd! Wanna trade?