Thursday, March 26, 2015

Can't Shake It Off

I did that thing that teachers always swear they shouldn't do. I went on Normally it's not a big deal - a random snide comment here or there, but usually it's overwhelmingly positive. And so despite better judgment, I wandered to that site last Sunday while killing time before who knows what. And there was a comment that crushed me - it was short, bitter, and obviously from a kid who isn't a fan of what goes on in my classroom. His (I'm assuming it's a boy from the writing style) final comment is a hashtag (misspelled by the way) that essentially says anyone can be a teacher these days. 

I don't know why this comment is haunting me, but I can't seem to shake it. With any minor set back in my school day this week(and let's be honest there are many), that comment flashes through my mind. I am trying so hard lately to be innovative and optimistic. I'm trying to not get bogged down in the typical March malaise that traps well meaning teachers and students each year. But I'm sad and feeling like I can't ever do enough. 

But thankfully each day is a new day. Spring break is coming. And perhaps if I play Meghan Trainor's "Dear Future Husband" and Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" enough times on repeat, I can just let it all go. 

Happy Spring.


Lauren said...

But there are also some great comments on there! It doesn't help I know, but dammit those kids love you! I do too. And hey, it could be worse. You could be underwear. They really have the worst job in the world, you know… :)

forget laundry said...

Oh Jaclyn. He was having a bad day and you are nothing short of wonderful. So sorry that happened. Loving you.