maineiac in kc

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Mar 17 2009

Relax, Relief, Regroup, and other words that start with Re…

So I am writing this merry posting on St. Patrick’s Day, and I hope everyone has tipped a pint of something today just because.  Its the middle of out Spring break here in Kansas City, and I must say that having time to get some time and distance here has been refreshing.

 I love teaching.  I didn’t know coming into the corps if I was like it as much as I do, but I do have to say that the feeling you get when you get a student to care about a topic is pretty special.  Knowing that I can make a difference is really why I get up before the sun each day, but I’m not going to lie, I was nearing a burnout before this break.  Between some students acting out of control, some badly approached issues (on both sides) with the administration, and just the long stretch between time off, I was getting a little frustrated.  Now, only after a few days off, I can sort of see the reasons again.

 I guess, just having time to relax with friends, share stories (good and bad), and get some much needed rest allows me to recharge the batteries and get ready for the MAP test which is rapidly approaching…

Finally, to any prospective or future members of the KC corps for next year, get ready and congrats!

One Response

  1. maine09rgv

    hey there! thanks for the comments! great blog, i love reading about everyone’s experiences with tfa especially while teaching as i get started with this crazy adventure! thanks again!

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