End of the Year Lament

31 Dec

It makes for an entertaining day seeing 8th graders and Kindergarteners and almost everything in between in the course of seven hours. However, it also makes for a confusing, frustrating, and exhausting day. I see that I have not posted since October. I also have not looked at Twitter since October. Over the summer break I became so energized by communicating with other teachers all over the world (especially ELL teachers) because I have so little time for that in “real life”. Being the only ELL teacher at two schools gets lonely. I read blogs, followed tweets, clicked links that led to even more links until I became lost in this unseen world of teachers communicating about how to better serve kids. It was great. Then school started back. Although I promised myself I would make the time to keep up the conversation – I broke that promise.

I’m not big on making resolutions, but since all I’m accomplishing in this post is complaining – I might as well add something positive. I’m going to pick myself back up, put myself back together, and start the new year off ready to make things happen.

Walking on.

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3 Responses to “End of the Year Lament”

  1. JenniferM December 31, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    Don’t be discouraged! I’ve been super behind in blogging, tweeting, reading blogs, etc. all year too. (It’s my 6th year of teaching but my first year teaching ELLs after 5 years of teaching Spanish, so it’s like I’m a first year teacher all over again.) Your resolution today is a step in the right direction — just take it easy and look for small successes. See if you can post just once a week. And remember you aren’t alone!

    • www.teachesol.wordpress.com December 31, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

      Thanks- it’s always good to remember I am in good company!

    • www.teachesol.wordpress.com December 31, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

      I’ve just tried to leave a comment on your blog but can’t seem to get it to work from the iPad. I’ll be back- glad to have “met” you- we seem to have a good bit in common!

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