I recently said goodbye to yet another group of students. Bittersweet is not enough a term to describe how happy and torn I am to say goodbye. Every class is unique and every class has its essence. Students Laughing at 0732 while rushing to their seats. The frustrations when students get on each other’s nerves. The emotional moments when we tap into our humanity and share deeply personal ideas and experiences. All these things are what I miss from every class.
Man, reading this made me miss the classroom- just a little bit. Teaching is really healing to the soul. I’m glad you’re still in the trenches brother. I’m also happy to see your children see you.