As the school year comes to a close I begin to reflect on the job I did. I feel a bit disappointed that I may not have covered all the areas in each subject that I intended to. I feel sad for the students that were unable to finish the term. I wonder if my lessons were too advanced. Did I give too much homework? Or maybe was I too lenient?But those thoughts are quickly overshadowed by the many academic success stories that prove that we as teachers were doing something right. I think about the many new students that joined us and how well they’ve adjusted. I hear the laughter from the friendship bonds that were formed and recall the first day of orientation when the room was silent with nervousness. I read the college acceptance letters and am reminded that this is why I do what I do.
My mind will still ponder over the many ideas and plans I wanted to execute as it does at the end of each year. But I rest easy, confident that I did my very best. Before I know it the school bells will ring and I’ll be blessed once again with another chance to get it right.