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Texas [first year] Teacher: Today, they won.

texasfirstyearteacher:

I’ve mentioned this before on my blog, but preparing to teach my class each day feels like preparing for battle.

Today, it was made very clear that I lost. I let them win. Well, I didn’t let them, but I gave them my all, and they were better.

I had to record a lesson to submit to a potential…

You are amazing.  You make me proud to say, “This is what I want to be.”  And your persistence is going to pay off even though you feel you feel like you “lost” this battle — because when you come in and they realize they haven’t chased you off, haven’t killed your spirit, that you still want to be there to teach, you’re going to show them that you’re stronger than they may think you are.  You’re winning.  Even though it doesn’t feel like it, you are winning just by going back.

(Source: thelonestarteacher)

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  1. teachingtipsfortmblrs reblogged this from positivelypersistentteach
  2. mommi22 reblogged this from thelonestarteacher and added:
    What I really like about this post is her refusal to only do the minimum. I’d be the same way.
  3. cheap-wedding-dress reblogged this from shapefutures
  4. shapefutures reblogged this from thelonestarteacher and added:
    You are amazing. You make me proud to say, “This is what I want to be.” And your persistence is going to pay off even...
  5. windycitylibrarian reblogged this from thelonestarteacher and added:
    Oh, my. I am so, so, sorry that you had to go through all of that. First year is nerve-racking enough as it is, even...
  6. teachinginthemiddle reblogged this from thelonestarteacher and added:
    I understand at least some of your frustration. Last year, when I was student teaching in a classroom that was just an...
  7. coloursinaflower said: What grade is this? Can you remove them from class? If a student threw a ball of paper at me, I’d stop teaching, and immediately deal with that behaviour, removing student from room. What support is available to you since your admin is not supportive
  8. happinesscannotbetraveled reblogged this from thelonestarteacher
  9. amiteachingyet said: You’re a strong woman and and excellent teacher. Anyone without the Passion would have already given up. I am proud of you.
  10. jbizzle329 said: I am utterly heartbroken for you.
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