Rewind the tape back to August 16th, and press play.
Watch me introduce myself to 16 students in Advisory, 26 students in Contemporary Issues, and 75 students in 5 sections of Geography. Listen as we play games and struggle with locker combinations. Notice that rules and regulations aren't discussed, but rather that routines and relationships are established.
Fast-forward a week and watch in slow-motion a conversation with students for expectations not being followed. Fast-forward another week to witness me apologizing to a student. Advance the tape another week ahead and hear me remind a few clever teens about my classroom cell phone policy.
Now press pause.
As I look back on the first 3+ weeks of school, I'm amazed at how smoothly I've transitioned to life as a Middle School teacher. I enjoy my curriculum, colleagues, and students. I love how quickly the hours pass and how productive I feel at the end of each day. Middle School life is everything I prayed it would be and more.
Press play again, and watch me bloom!
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