April 27, 2005

MOVING ON

I woke up at 0400, fidgety and anxious. You see, two 7th graders had gone on vacation and hadn't turned in their make-up work and they were now failing. Boring stuff, huh? But it kept me awake fretting, and I'm not even their teacher anymore. Theoretically I left all of that behind me yesterday, but I lay in bed last night wondering about certain kids: what they'd be like in ten years, how they'll do on their quiz today, if I'll ever see them again. As much as I despised a handful of them, a different handful became very dear to me. I was their teacher for two months, which is a good chunk of the school year; it's funny to think they're not my students anymore. Moving on is more bittersweet than I thought it would be.

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1 Did you ever bond with your older students in the same way? As a professor, I've had students as long as 1 1/2 years; that's nothing compared to the years I spent under some professors. Needless to say, the grad school master-disciple bond is even more intense than most teacher-student bonds. Although I'm out of academia now, I still think of my former students every once in a while, and they even contact me out of the blue. I also keep an eye out for my former gurus (who later became my colleagues). Changing the topic somewhat, this post gave me some idea of what you must have just gone through: http://multiplementality.com/wordpress/index.php/archives/2005/04/25/217/ (via http://www.joannejacobs.com/mtarchives/015096.html )

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2 http://distanceeducation.ivtcscs.org/articles_business-education/ talentstitillatedtusk

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3 http://check_payroll.americasparty.org/walmart/ agentmanhoodragged

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