Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Ten years ago my husband and I went on our honeymoon to Spain. He had to learn to drive a stick shift in order to drive the rental. He hated it. At one point he said to me, "I was a good driver and now I'm awful." That's how I'm feeling as a teacher right now. I've been doing this for ten years and I've worked hard at it. I've learned a lot and gotten better every year. I've earned a master's degree and gotten my National Board Certification. This year I feel like the weakest link. I've gone from feeling like I'm good at this to feeling like I stink. Fortunately, I know this will pass. As I get the swing of first grade (hopefully soon) I'll start feeling more comfortable. It will still be a challenge, probably for several years, but it won't feel so disconcerting and frustrating.