Vacation, vacation, vacation. When you finally had enough of EATING AND EATING OUT, worrying about your increasing weight, telling the same stories to different sets of friends, sleeping, watching TV and being stress-free, you start missing work.
Yes, I miss working. I miss having conversations with kids. I miss my classroom. I miss thinking and challenging my thoughts about our units. I miss being surrounded by this healthy chaos. I miss the hugs and the smiles. I miss. And I know I’ll regret thinking about work while I’m on vacation, but never mind. And when I feel the want to work, or at least for my brains to work, I look at works of my kids, and immediately I get inspired! I feel like I have a real purpose on earth, something to be really fulfilled about.
We had a unit on people’s challenges and opportunities. The insights of my students about the unit are things that can’t just be learned from drill kill, memorization, or homework. I am not the perfect teacher, nor Ms. 100% Positivity but whenever I read their work, my heart smiles knowing that the inquiry approach to learning gives students the opportunity to have a deeper understanding of the things that matter the most.
Just some of the things I value about teaching. And this is why I miss working. 🙂