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November 06, 2010

The Long, Hard Climb

After a challenging 09-10 school year, I'm only now regaining my energy and motivation. I was assigned high-level, AP courses that I simply didn't want to teach last school year by my department head, and frankly they sucked the life out of me. AP classes, if taught correctly, require high motivation and dedication, but with two youngsters at home, I simply can't devote the time and energy needed, and my mental and physical health, as well as the patience of my wife, took a beating. But you can't just quit teaching, so I survived day-by-day until the glorious end, when I could sleep and find my happy place again.

I gave the kids the best education I could, but I'll never do it again. Too much campus politics, too much youthful arrogance, and too many essays to grade. Regular classes, please?

Posted by tat at November 6, 2010 08:35 PM