The main feeling I've had through these 16 weeks of teaching middle school is exhaustion. Being in the classroom every weekday makes me tired. Tired, tired, tired. And more tired. That's what I felt at the end of my high school teaching career 8 years ago. And it's what I feel now. If you've never taught … Continue reading Teaching Middle School, Week 16: What I find most wearing and wearying
Society's ills have fallen squarely on the shoulders of these children, these 11 and 12 and 13 and 14 year olds.
I hoped that after a week off, in a week of only four days, that I would turn the corner on this exhaustion. That I'd have some stamina. That I wouldn't be depleted after each day. I was wrong.
There seems to be a lot of too much going around. My friends are too busy and too tired. And so am I. That seems to be a common symptom of our society. We work too hard and play too hard. We fill every moment with activity. We even seem to feel guilty if we … Continue reading Sometimes it’s just too much