Teaching in 2020 is coming home after virtual parent teacher conferences to find nothing but cheese and a hunk of leftover roast in the fridge. (And then just grabbing a beer instead... Just me?)
Teaching in 2020 is getting to school only to realize it's "already" parent teacher conferences... even after you spent days scheduling them last week.
Teaching in 2020 is that moment when you think you are SO far ahead... only to realize you only have the next week figured out. After that, you're S.O.L.
Teaching in 2020 is staring at the wall in your office for a solid 10 minutes - trying to figure out where to even start.
Teaching in 2020 is hoping that the frozen meal you left in the freezer last spring is still ok because you DEFINITELY forgot to bring lunch.
Teaching in 2020 is screaming to your colleague across the hall instead of getting up from the couch in your classroom.
Teaching in 2020 is not actually knowing what your students look like. (Seriously. I didn't even realize one of my guys had a beard until virtual conferences).
Teaching in 2020 is hard.
This year, my school has a new head principal and one of the first things he told us is this year is about patience and grace. Granting grace to others, but also, to ourselves. It is hard on a group of perfectionists to constantly be treading in unknown waters, but we have to give ourselves a break. Pour a tall something and keep trying your best!
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