Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Two more weeks

I take it as a good sign that room F-9 is much closer numerically to room 10 than to room 14.

Excited. Nervous. NOT naive. NOT letting it get to my head.

I also have to say the phrase, "I was told by/to...." less often. Well, I guess I've been doing that because people have been phrasing their questions at me as, "Did anyone tell you....?" and when I'm nervous I tend to speak in complete sentences more than when I'm relaxed. I also tend to make a lot of stops and pauses between words, in nervous/distracted state. That has to stop too.

I am the teacher, and this is my classroom. I follow orders as long as they align with what I believe is appropriate for myself, my students, and the larger community as a whole. Actually, all "orders" are really suggestions to me. I will take everything into consideration, but I withhold the right to edit as I see fit. I am a professional. I appreciate all comments at their face value.

Also: NOT going to fall into the politicizing. Scary though, that I saw some of it going on already.


April said...

I'm so excited for you! I'm starting my 2nd year teaching 7th grade math, and teachers returned to work today. So much stuff to pack in to 3 days before our kids come back!
I wish you all the best!

bun2bon said...

Thanks! Same to you. =)