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Are other jobs like this? I mean, it so weird that every year I have to start over.
It's not a bad thing. And, I'm not referring to starting at a new school this year. Even last August, beginning my 4th year at Sylvandale, I went through that whole fresh/strange routine.
I'm talking about getting that brand new batch of students every August. It takes time to build routines and expectations. It takes time to get to know each other. And it's just so strange that every year I spend so much time working on routines and getting to know kids, just to have them walk out the door in June and move on. Two months off, then it's the whole thing all over again. So help me, I miss the little suckers once they're gone (yes, even the ones who spent 180 days being a royal pain in my butt!).
I love teaching. I love the educational aspect of seeing a kid "get it" and take off. I love the personal aspect of getting to know all of these really great young adults every year. Middle school kids are fun. I know, some of you are now shaking your heads and getting ready to call the funny farm to take me away. But, they really are fun. Challenging? You bet! Frustrating? Of course! But, so help me, I love 'em to pieces!
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So many thoughts about Bailey starting over running through my head today, too.
And thoughts about locking up here and starting fresh by only letting in those who understand the purpose of this diary. I never wanted to do that, because I always wanted anyone who felt the need to keep tabs to be free to do so.past | future
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