Really, Universe, really??! It's not enough to be depleted? I have to be sick twice in one week with a stomach bug . . . and then come down with a cold???
I hoped that after a week off, in a week of only four days, that I would turn the corner on this exhaustion. That I'd have some stamina. That I wouldn't be depleted after each day. I was wrong.
I know I'm the teacher, but in this situation I'm just as much a learner as my students are. And perhaps even more so.
I'd hoped that I'd be adjusting to the energy expenditure of teaching middle school by now. But I haven't. I was totally exhausted when I got up Wednesday morning, wondering how I'd manage to get through the day. Monday and Tuesday I felt like the lion tamer in the old days of the circus, the … Continue reading Teaching Middle School, Week 4: Exhausted