New York City schools resume on September 8th and I for one am excited for all the possibility that lies ahead.
Teaching lends itself to a clear beginning and end. This work gives me an opportunity to redefine myself each year. I am not a first year teacher anymore (thank God!). My new batch of students have no idea what to expect from me. I can toss out all the practices that didn't work for me, I can improve upon what worked well, and I can try new strategies! The classroom is my oyster.
There is still a lot of work to do, but after a restful and oh-so-fun summer I am up for the task.