It is the first day back with the students tomorrow (after my term off) and I’m feeling a bit like I can relate to this Keep Calm statement. I have returned to find I have dropped a subject and picked up another, and across the three subjects I will be teaching, the content for all is basically new. It’s taken a bit to get my head wrapped around the big picture let alone the daily break-down of content. But I am truly excited about getting into the classroom with the kids. There has been a lot that’s happened with them while I have been away, including the death of one of the dads just two weeks ago and some behaviour issues that, honestly, I’m surprised have come about.
But all of this is, in part, the life we signed up for when we became teachers. And working with young adolescents makes it even more unpredictable and fun. The plans I have will remain the general guide for what we’ll do together, for I truly hope that the kids and I will create some wonderful, unexpected, unprecedented learning together.
It is going to be a great semester. There will be challenges. We will succeed, together.
Bring it on!