"The best of times is now,
as for tomorrow, well, who knows?"
DAY 31: It's late and I'm getting this in JUST under the wire. So, I'm going to make it quick. The 2009-2010 school year (my 26th year teaching) is already one-quarter finished and it's been a really GREAT year so far. My average class size is about 23. I'm teaching two subjects I REALLY enjoy (Pre-Calculus and Algebra II). I'm not teaching any AP classes. And ... my students seem to be a good crop of kids - mostly polite and attentive, with no chronic misbehavior or disrespect.
I was VERY stressed out and unhappy last year ... I always felt like I was barely keeping my head above water all year long (especially with BOTH AP Biology and AP Calculus - what was I thinking?). This year I'm comfortable, relaxed, efficient, and generally well ahead of myself in planning. I'm grateful for a terrific year ... hope it lasts!!
Some really good news to post tomorrow, I think!