a smoldering wick

The Buzz is back! I haven’t heard from this blogger in a long time, and I am very happy they are posting again. This blogger comes from a tough district where sometimes it seems like the entire state wants their heads on a spike depending on the day. I have nothing but respect for the teachers in this district as the things they have to deal with are unparalleled anywhere in Delaware.

The Buzz

I am weary. beaten down. mocked. ridiculed. disparaged. but you can just call me ‘teacher’.  Other than the endearments of ‘wife’, ‘mother’, ‘sister’, ‘friend’,  I’d most like to be remembered as teacher.  it is my calling. My vocation. What i was meant to be. What I was meant to do.

And i love doing it. From the very first day over twenty years ago, when I lost my composure the minute the last student left, to the PLC that had me in tears a few weeks ago, and even today with a challenging student in my last class, I have known that this is it for me. I do it because it changes not only the students with whom I interact, I do it because it changes me. I am a better person for it.

I graduated from the University of Delaware’s education program well prepared.  As confidently as I began, I knew there was much to learn…

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