...the first song that you hear in the morning is Jon Bovi's 'Living on a Prayer'.
That alone is enough to make you wonder what the hell is in store for you for the rest of the day. So far, and it's only just 11am mind you, it has been, uh, interesting. And not cool in the Serenity define interesting speech.
I sometimes find myself questioning why I decided teaching would be a great job for me. Now, before you jump up and down saying that teaching is a good job, let me finish. I have no doubt that teaching is a great job. I've had days that are absolutely brilliant, where everything falls together and I feel as if I have accomplished something great.
I've also had days where I swear I want to bang my head into a brick wall, repeatedly, for an hour...
Sometimes I feel as if I take three steps forward and two steps back. Plus manners! Seriously. I don't know about you but when I was a child I was told to always use my manners. Even now I will hold open the door for others, smile and respond when spoken to and the list goes on.
I ask a student to open the curtains and she looks at me, sneer and all, before saying 'nah, don't want to.' This is said in a tone that makes me actually take a step back. I would never have spoken to a teacher like that when I was at school. Then there are the students who won't do anything unless they are given an incentive...normally this is in the form of a lolly.
What this does is make me feel as if I am not trying hard enough even though everyone is telling me otherwise. I guess this is what happens when you put too much of yourself out there to help people learn. (Plus, I have a giant sized headache going on in my average sized brain.)
Anyway, enough of my moaning. I need to salvage something good from this day. ::*::looks around classroom trying to find something to induce a smile::*::
There is nothing of excitement in my classroom. This is not helping. No, wait! In two of my classes I had to hook my computer up to the school projector and my wallpaper was Battlestar Galactica and my students wanted to know about it. They wanted to know whether I thought it was as good as Star Wars. If my mission is to train the next generation of nerds I think I'd doing okay, right?
Okay - and here is a link to an xkcd comic - Certainty - this made me smile, cause it's true.
I'm going to post this now as it is 5.08 and I'm still in my flipping classroom.