Friday, January 15, 2016

Good Things [MTBOS Blogging Initiative Week 1]

I posted recently that I was thinking about starting a gratitude journal directed at teaching.  The week 1 MTBOS Blogging Initiative inspired me just post my gratitude entries on my blog.  It kills two birds with one stone.  I hope to post good things regularly; we'll see if that actually happens.

Monday:  I connected with a student that I've been having a hard time connecting with.  (The student appreciated my fair grading policy, and it encouraged him to turn in late work. Yay!)

Tuesday:  I gave input for making changes in our math department, and my opinion was valued.

Wednesday:  I've always been susceptible to strong, random cravings.  In the middle of teaching today, I just blurted out that I wanted ice cream really badly.  The next period, one of my 9th grade students came in with an ice cream sandwich from the cafeteria.  I couldn't believe it.  It was the sweetest thing ever.  We also had a two hour delay, and I was so grateful for the extra sleep.

Thursday:  (Two hour delay again!)  A student that graduated last year called to find out when I'm free during the day so he can visit while he's home from college.  I really miss last year's graduating class.  They were the best. <3

Friday:  I had my post-observation for my mini-observation from Thursday.  My principal had awesome feedback and ideas for me.  Then he told me that I am being recommended for tenure this year!  :)

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I am tempted to say, what a great week to start a gratitude journal.

    However, I bet that once you do this regularly, you will find that every week is a great week! Perspective is everything.


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