Wednesday, September 19, 2012
So, last year ended interestingly. I wasn't sure I would blog again...but I decided that I needed to keep at it. It's one thing that keeps me sane and helps me work through things that I need to.
This year - the word that I'm working on is patience. My classes are very nice this year...it sounded like we may have some issues - but they have obviously matured and are a nice group. I am being challenged a different way this year. A lot of my students are struggling...they need to be told directions a lot and are easily distracted. Now, I know that you you're thinking - "well, they're teenagers, of course they are..." and you're right, but it's just creating a challenge for me.
My lesson for this year is learning to be kind. Don't get me wrong - I can still get grumpy with them, but I'm trying to understand that sometimes, I get more than they do. They're seeing it for the first time - I may be seeing it for the 12th....
So, while I reign myself in, remembering that these guys are not as independent as I sometimes wish they were - I am again learning a new skill.