Starting another teaching year, prayers are appreciated

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  1. lowry075

    lowry075 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, both my husband and I teach high school. I am grateful for the summers off, but every year at this time, I get nervous about what the new year will hold. I know it's silly, and it will pass, but I would really appreciate prayers that this year will be a good one, and we will be able to do well for our students' sakes. I have a few students I have had before this year, and I have to admit my heart sank when I saw two of the names. We had issues last year. [​IMG]
    Thanks for reading this and God bless.
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm there with you. I just started my 18th year.
     
  3. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hope your year goes well. Interesting to hear a teachers POV. Got a dd starting SK Senior Kindergarden. Here.. So happy to have same teacher as last year!!! She is the best!!
     
  4. HenCrazyMom

    HenCrazyMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Starting my 22nd year of teaching and it feels awesome! Looking forward to figuring out how to help my students reach their full potential and figure out learning problems. As a Special Education teacher I work with some students with unique challenging learning situations but love every minute!!! Happy School [email protected]![​IMG]
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    If you are dreading this school year.. then it may be time to look into another field. Lifes too short..
     
  6. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The administration decided to let go the middle school special ed aid at the end of the year. Their plan was to put a bilingual aid in there. She has no training with Spec Ed at all and not one of the kids in the class needs a bilingual aid. They were going to pull the aid from the class if and when they needed her somewhere else for language purposes. What they need is an aid that purposely pursued a position with spec ed in that age group (12 to 15 year olds). I gave the admin a huge piece of my mind. The spec ed department was not consulted first. Two days later the district posted an ad for a the position and brought over an aid from the spec ed class in the next younger age group. The other kids aren't without an aid. What a relief. I am so thankful for teachers but extra thankful for those who choose to work with spec ed. And even more so with those who work with the beginning puberty age group.
     
  7. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not a dread...but more of a nervous anticipation! You want so hard to do such a good job!
     
  8. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    2nd year at current district, 3rd year total.

    Here's to hoping everyone has a great school year!
     
  9. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Good luck, and God bless, to all our educators, out there.

    Thank you!
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  10. lowry075

    lowry075 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Exactly! Thanks, I actually have years where I feel like I don't work because I love what I do. It's just exactly as you said. But, one of the kids I am not looking forward to having again came up to me last year, out of the blue, looked at me and said, "you're stomach is getting fat. You need to lose weight." After the class was over, I cried. Things like that, are few and far between. but they stick out in one's mind. I also am doing a new curriculum for both my grades, so there's not as much comfort zone. It's just nerves, but again, I aprreciate the prayers. [​IMG]
     

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