Sunday Bests: Me at my best (at home, at work, with friends)

This was an insane week, but I showed up for it. It was even that time of the month! It was me doing my best, being a good enough teacher (2 of 4 periods are lovely, the other 2 kill me), and taking time to be with friends yet still getting activity and rest. Me, at home Me, at work Me, with friends Yelp 80s … Continue reading Sunday Bests: Me at my best (at home, at work, with friends)

Sunday Bests: 5 Years of Teaching and Too Much Wine

Last week was the close of year 5. I remember how I wanted to teach high school in Huntington Beach, but a different opportunity came around and it has been perfect. Perfect doesn’t mean it was easy. Perfect means It’s closer to home – 20 minutes instead of 45 minutes! I came in with 12 other new teachers and we keep in touch even though … Continue reading Sunday Bests: 5 Years of Teaching and Too Much Wine

Sunday Bests: Rest (Assured)

I prepared for this week last week and then took the weekend completely off to mentally prepare, and it went very well. I got through my last two IEP meetings and a full day of twelve 30-minute transition meetings and organizing them for me and my coworker, who also had twelve of his own. The process involves scheduling translators, parents, reps from the high school, … Continue reading Sunday Bests: Rest (Assured)

Sunday Bests: A Crazy New Endeavor

Last week was the beginning of a new and challenging “endeavor.” I’m teaching an extra class of some of the most difficult students at school. After our first day, my work wife and I needed a drink. But things got better fast. It’s a welcomed challenge, a wrench tossed into the routine. I’m spending more than my hour with the group too. My life-work balance is … Continue reading Sunday Bests: A Crazy New Endeavor