Monday, July 14, 2014

The Hardest Part of Teaching

Just read this powerful article from Peter Greene called, "The Hard Part."  Definitely worth a read, but here was the most powerful part for me:

Teaching is like painting a huge Victorian mansion. And you don't actually have enough paint. And when you get to some sections of the house it turns out the wood is a little rotten or not ready for the paint. And about every hour some supervisor comes around and asks you to get down off the ladder and explain why you aren't making faster progress. And some days the weather is terrible. So it takes all your art and skill and experience to do a job where the house still ends up looking good.

Here's to the amazing teachers I know who are giving all they can to make that house look good :)  You inspire me!

1 comment:

  1. Amy, you always inspire me. It is going to take all of our skills, supplies, and experience to make this year look good!!