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Mar 15 2013

The Productive Sort of Messy Day

Day 115: This is a day late, so I’ll be brief. Yesterday was mediocre. 6C came in a hot mess. I dragged 6A and 6B through a crummy lesson.

Disheartening? Hardly. Why the crummy lesson? Because I told myself the night before, around 10 pm, that I had too much to get done, and that I needed to get some sleep, even if it meant not revising a lesson that I knew wasn’t great. And why did I need to get some sleep? Because I had a friend visiting from out of town, and I didn’t want to be a zombie. All day, even when I felt frustrated, I was excited for my evening, for something in life beyond my classroom … or grad school … or PD.

I’ve posted several times in the last few weeks about my goal of establishing more of a personal life. While I’m not where I want to be yet – I’m half-falling asleep right now, for example – I’ll take the frequency of these non-school-thoughts as a good sign.

 

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