Another week bites the dust. It has been an interesting week to say the least. I have had a good week. I had the principal come and chat with my class on Tuesday morning about what appropriate behavior entails and the consequences of not complying. I think the part that is most difficult for me to watch it the few students that portray the attitude of "I DON'T CARE". I only wish I had a time machine that would zoom them forward twenty years so they could get a good look at themselves. But, alas I don't, so I will keep letting them know that I care, and hope they come around some day.
I made the observation to my wife that I am possibly obsessed with teaching to an unhealthy degree. Every moment seems to be focused on school. When I am not at school I am reading magazines, books, researching new ways to do things, and it is TOO MUCH. So I set myself a goal to de-obsess a lot. To focus more on my family and faith. To bump them up the ladder a few rungs ahead of school. I guess the perfectionist in me simply wants to have the best class, test scores, everyone smiling and happy to be at school and in my class, and the cold reality is that few feel that way (about being in school and my class). I am truly coming to terms to accept that. I have found in the last couple of days that I can leave school happier (even knowing things aren't done) and come home and go for a walk or visit as a family. It is nice and I hope I can stick with it.
Well, my wife is at Scrapbook USA up North. I hope she has fun. I have a college class tomorrow. (Only 4 sessions and then I will have math endorsement completed, and can move on to my masters). YEA!