Thursday, February 19, 2015
215 Reasons Why I Haven't Blogged
So the last time I posted I was talking about Halloween stuff......like 4 months ago....pretty pathetic.
But in all honesty I have 215 reasons why I haven't blogged.
Its not that I don't want to......I just can't find the time nor can I stay awake long enough at night to even write something let alone take some pictures.......I think I said that backwards?
So what are my 215 reasons for not blogging?
Yes, that is the number of students I am reasonable for teaching everyday.
That would be 215 9th grade World History students.
That breaks down to an average of 38 students per class.
Am I complaining?
Yes. Yes I am complaining.
Because it is ridiculous.
And included in those numbers are 25 students on IEP's.
I am the only history teacher in the 9th grade, all other core subjects have 2 teachers.
Guess history doesn't matter......no reflection on the state of the US today and teenagers
....yes, I am being sarcastic.
The politics of education and the over testing of students has honestly taken away the passion I use to have for teaching. There is a lot more I could say about it but I will refrain from it. I think 215 students for one teacher speaks volumes.
Everyday I think more and more about how much I want to be at home and make something more of the small farm I have.
It is the year of the sheep and in the Chinese Zodiac I am a sheep.
I look to this year to give me hope...maybe a sign....a direction.
I once heard these words in a movie: "Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone."
Teaching has been my comfort zone for 22 years..........sometimes change is good.