Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Taking a second look.....

Okay, I've re-read that last post, and wondered if it qualifies as silly-positive, self congratulatory.....

Ms. Smlph pointed out that sometimes a super positive blog can be annoying. Not that I am paranoid. She wasn't necessarily talking about me. Yes, I am perpetually sunny. Otherwise I'd go f-fing crazy.
You would too if you had my job.

So anyway, the previous post was a good description of our June efforts. The proof will be in how the administration and the staff bring it all together in August.

There is still alot that could go wrong. The kicker/screamer could drag others down. The administration could renig on agreements made in earnest last spring.
We could get so mired in the day to day, we could lose sight of the lofty goals we set for ourselves.

We might start believing the crap some bloggers out there are saying about teachers. That we are just in it for the summers off and decent hours. That we are just a bunch of time card pushers. That we don't have the skill to teach beyond 4th grade. That we are nothing special; it's not a calling to choose teaching.

To those of my teaching/blogger colleagues who are starting their new year in the next few weeks, I tip my hat to you. I'll be spending most of August preparing myself and my classroom for our September start, but you, already in the trenches, will be on my mind. Is that too syrupy-sweet? Can't help it. I'm that kind of girl. Lucky.

3 comments:

Anonymouph said...

No Mrs. Ris, it wasn't you. Don't worry. I can handle syrupy sweet; it's the constant self-congratulation this other blogger engages in that drives me batty. ("I won this award, and I won this award, and then there was this award.") Ugh. Maybe it's jealousy, but I don't think so.

I may sound a little self-righteous on my blog every now and then, but I don't come right out in a post and say, "Look at me! Someone compared me to that chic from Sex in the City! I'm so wonderful!" No, I save that for the comments section of others' blogs. *wink, wink*

You're awesome, Mrs. Ris, and if you really want to know who the braggy offender is, you can e-mail me.

Mr. McNamar said...

Someone has to be positive! I finally got around to adding you to my blogroll. Sorry it took so long. I meant to do it, oh the first time you commented on my blog, but I have a tendency to put things off--like getting ready for next year! But I finally added you this morning. Thanks for reading.

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