So about that last post? I’m worried that I need the person I was when I was younger, rather than the other way around. I was a better person when I was in high school. I was a better writer in college. The question is am I better at life now?
I’ve spent the last five years teaching. I’ve spent the last five months reflecting on how I might be a better teacher or what I might learn from my teaching experiences this year. And, perhaps this is more important than any of my reflections, I’ve had a very hard time this year. But maybe to move forward, I do have to look at where I’ve been. Maybe I need to reflect on what I’ve learned as a teacher, not what I need to learn.
Maybe I need to move into a fourth iteration. I know one of the things I’ve gotten better at over the last five years is putting in the time, and not at the last minute. I’m still not great at it, but I do have more of the workhorse in me than I ever did before. So there’s that. Just need to form a more comprehensive picture, figure out what the important take aways are.