It’s late and I should be in bed getting ready for some sleep. Tomorrow I’m teaching non-stop from 10-2pm followed by 30 minutes of office hours, a 90-minute department meeting, and what will amount to a 2-hour commute home. Instead, I’m at my kitchen table and getting ready for my classes, part of that preparation amounting to a little “self-motivation” seeing as how the grind is beginning to settle in. Oh sure, two of my three classes are still in possession of that motivation and excitement they brought with them a month back… but my afternoon class is already in full “grind” mode. And let’s face it: That can wear a teacher down.
This is probably one of my favorite videos on Youtube. I won’t lie: I’m personally responsible for the view count continuing to creep up. But… I think it’s exceptionally valid–parents, students, and even fellow teachers need to know what it is we really make. Let me know what you think:
I often listen to AC/DC to get pumped for a work out… but this is something we should listen to now and then before we work our students out.