Junior high students have a reputation of showing disrespect and being hard to handle, and many adults don’t want to work with them. I started working the junior high students accidentally in a way because my college professors thought I couldn’t handle high school students, so when they placed me for practicums and student teaching they put me with junior high students!
I had positive experiences with junior high students throughout my teacher training — I saw they are funny, awkward and need encouragement just like the rest of us. One student made me cupcakes when I finished student teaching!
Jump ahead to last year; after I started being the lead teacher, I learned how vicious and mean junior high students can be. It hurt to have them not like me at times and show it in their actions and words; those actions made me more anxious about work. I also wanted to do well at my job, so that I could come back the next year if possible.
I find some great quotes from LinkedIn’s idea of the day, and a few days ago, they shared this one about what to focus on:
Our son is a month old, and I love being his Mom; he is even starting to smile! Here’s some of our pregnancy journey in photos!
February 11th — We had a great visit to Minnesota and didn’t know yet that our baby was on the way, but he was there!
The setting sun slanted the light
In the November way
With hues of gold and long gray shadows. Continue reading
Joel was born yesterday the 14th of November at 2:20am!!! He is a blondie, weighed 9 lb 8 oz at birth and is 23” long. He has Stephen’s forehead and my chin. 👶
We labored at home from Sunday morning until Monday afternoon so that we were 7cm dilated when we checked into the hospital on Monday; after 10 hours of hospital labor, we got to see our baby boy, Joel Christopher Schuh. Then we got to celebrate him the rest of his birthday day!!
I love being a mama!! Joel is a good eater and sleeping pretty well for a newborn; we are so thankful for this gift!
Especially in the culture United States, it seems that if an artist would want to produce more paintings or poems, she would speed up and work faster. In reality, the creative process needs space, like making bread needs honey with the yeast and time to have the bread rise, so creativity needs air to breathe and grow. Continue reading