Sunday, September 20, 2009

Where Have I Been?

I am a teacher.

Over the past three weeks, I have...

...been working many more than forty hours a week.
...created six weeks worth of curriculum for 10th grade humanities (at 10 hours a week, that is approximately 60 hours worth of curriculum.)

...met with two sets of parents at school.
...visited three sets of parents in their homes.

...been trying to inspire 10th grade high school students.
...been inspired by my students.

...encouraged writing, reading, critical thinking, questioning, discussion, compassion.
...received mixed results.

...laughed at (or with) teenagers.
...wanted to cry.

...been exhausted every night (one night I actually fell asleep at 7:30 pm).

...gone home some days feeling like a complete failure.
...gone home other days with a little bit of hope.


  1. Brooke, i'm so proud of you. Hang in there, the first year of any teaching is so hard. LOVE YOU, mom

  2. Those kiddos are sure LUCKY to have you as there teacher!! Know that even on those days you feel like a failure you are truly leaving an imprint on each kid of what it means to be a good and compassionate human being! You will do great things Miss Brooke!Continue to inspire those kids and change lives like I kow you can as I have witnessed first hand! Miss you and love you dearly!