Offically about 1 month into my first year as a science teacher and overall I have to say it was one of the best career decisions I’ve ever made.
I truly love the subject matter. I enjoy reaching the kids and engaging them. I even have gotten through some major challenges like breaking up a fist fight in my class or having one of the boys make a sexually explicit gesture towards me.
I teach 150 7th grade students everyday. My day starts at 5:30 am and I usually leave school 12 hrs. later. I eat lunch with the kids I’ve called in to get their work done and keep from failing. I write parents every Monday so they knows what’s coming up and in my off time I have more meetings and have decided to head the after school STEM Club.
I LOVE what I get to do. I’ve never felt a greater sense of purpose in my life. I now understand what they mean when they say, do what you love and you’ll never “work” a day in your life. I bust my butt day in and day out, but I don’t want to miss a day watching them blossom and grow. So, in sickness and health, I am committed to these 150 amazing and unique people 100%.
Just wanted to check-in and let you know where my attention has been lately and why I’ve been less prolific.
With love from aneternaltraveler 😉