Sunday, October 25, 2009
I've discovered something about fear in the past two days it either immobilizes you or kicks your butt into gear. On Friday, I found out that my principal doesnt want me to come back to my school next year, yes the school that I have been at for five years and never had any problems. In fact the principal has never even seen me teach but apparently I'm not good enough anymore. I don't understand it at all but my principal is a bad bad person and there's evidence of it not just me saying that, in fact I said it before all this happened. Anyhoo, back to the story. Before this happened I had really been thinking about applying to teach at an International school in Spain year round. But, fear kept freaking me out, I kept thinking if I dont get hired then thats it game over my dream of living in Spain will be dashed and their won't be anything I can do about it. If I didnt apply though then there wouldnt be the possibility of that dream being crushed forever. Well I have a new kind of fear now, the kind that is motivating me to apply and take a chance. Yes, theres a chance that I wont get hired but there's also a chance that I will. Nonetheless I am scared but I think that's okay cause I know what to do with that fear. So here I go jumping in with both feet.....1,2,3!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
So yesterday it was one of my kids birthday. His Dad brought our class cupcakes, like you do. The entire class was super excited and that resulted in a resounding round of applause. It's very weird but this year my kids don't cheer for things but instead clap, how very dignified we are. Anyhoo, back to the kid and the cupcakes, he told his Dad "I love you". Well another student overheard this and she replied "yeah, you have to because he's your dad". Me being the super awesome teacher I am totally burst out laughing. My kids crack me up. I think that's honestly one of the best parts of being a teacher is all the funny things they say. I love my job!