Monday, November 26, 2007

THE PUSH IS ON...Nine Class Days Left To Go and Then Grading!


I have to chuckle to myself! I have been a teacher for forty years, thirty one of those at The Community Colleges of Spokane. You would think I would be conditioned to the flurry, hurry and push at the end of the quarter. Truth be told...I am always shocked at how long the hours are, how tired everyone is, and how rewarding it is to see students push through to the end.

There are nine total class days left....then finals...then grading finals... and submitting grades. I am in the "super-plan mode" for each day. And there may be a snow storm tomorrow. Yikes!

What I know for sure is that we will finish snow or no snow. We will do what has to be done. And then, in an instant, it will be over and all 93 students will, for the most part, be gone.

The entire process is a miracle full of challenges, love, care, hard work, talking, listening, complaining, doubting, believing. It is like orchestrating a symphony with the ultimate goal being each musician's ability to find their own instrument and play it beautifully...all by themselves.

I am blessed to be a teacher. I am called to be a teacher!

I would NEVER trade the hard work for any other job. I will miss each of my students, and I am SO proud of them!

God Bless! Love and Hugs! Linda

6 comments:

LORIE said...

You are a teacher in so many ways . . . .just not in the classroom.

LORIE said...

You are a teacher in so many ways . . . .just not in the classroom.

Anonymous said...

I would be shocked by all of those things too! I really do hope that it will snow tomorrow! The weather has been saying that it will snow for about a week and I getting a bit tired of being disappointing when I look out the window in the morning hoping that there will be snow but there is only frost! I hope your classes' finals and your grading finals will go well! I love you all tons!


love,
Kayla

jessithompson said...

I know this time is nutso... thinking of you! Your students are so lucky to have you! XOXO

The Farrell Family said...

It is a true testament to your love for your students that yo uare willing to do SO much for them. THe hours of grading seem to be overwhelming... but you handle it amazingly well! No wonder your students adore you!

Jacob said...

awesome

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