Today has been a wreck. Despite all my planning this weekend (8 hours) nothing went right today. The kids were lethargic, mouthy, and generally not paying attention to anything. I thought that I planned some cool things but they apparently did not. I tried to do some self determination and student centered planning things and they got shot down. The junior high girls acted like children and the high school kids acted like junior high students. I wanted to do a whole bunch of positive behavior support lessons today too, but the day was such a wreck it didn't seem possible.
WHEN WILL THEY REALIZE THAT THE SOONER THEY GET WORKING ON THEIR LIVES THE SOONER THEY CAN GET OUT OF SCHOOL AND START THEM!
I mean they don't work because they have no defined dream, but if you try to help them define their dream they can't because they don't work. Its a screwed up cycle.
I was so excited to come to school today and they totally took the wind out of my sails. I would never do that to them, I don't rip them down. I try every day to help them.
And as I'm writing this my principal drops my new contract for next year into my lap. That's called divine timing. I'm coming back for next year, but you know what? I thought about not for just a second there. I thought maybe I should try to go somewhere that has students that give a crap...if that magical land exists.
I guess I need to go home and recharge my batteries once again. Maybe by tomorrow morning I won't be a livid, frustrated, burnt out teacher.
AND ITS ONLY MONDAY!