I teach! This was day one of 190 days of working and it was a good start to the new year. This is the last year that I will be teaching at this high school as we will be moving to a new facility in 2009. All of my children went to high school here and I have worked here for 17 years so it is a sadness to this start as it is also an ending.
Special Education is my field and it really gets more special every year. This year is no different as I am going to be teaching math to students with cognitive issues. I have done this for years but now it is harder as the state and federal government are pushing for the impossible. I will give it my best shot but the kids will be the ones to suffer if we cannot help them learn what they need. My ahha moment today was realizing that even after 22 years of teaching a person can be scared of failure. We are never to old to have a moment that reminds us we are human. I hope that I can do a good job this year and help as many students as I can achieve the most they are able. I also hope it is something that will actually have an impact on their lives in a positive way. Hmmmm we shall see.