I’m flattered

Something happened to me today that would have made many teachers out there angry, but I was actually rather flattered. My name was announced over the intercom this morning asking that I call the front office. When I called I was asked to cover a class during 4th period (the last of the day). Now, there are many teachers that could have been asked, but I think it was because they know that I am a team player that they called me. Remember yesterday’s post about seeing setbacks as opportunities? It totally works. Otherwise, I would probably be miserable right now.

Also, I found this:


…and counting.

So, that’s reassuring.


I have a unique perspective on teaching. As a young guy, I still have that “world is my oyster” perspective on life, so I am more than willing to try new things in the pursuit of happiness. I have always been a naturally happy person and don’t shy away from trying to make others see that it’s easy to be happy! Thus, the blog you’re reading. The main impetus for actually putting all the work in to getting this blog up and running? A coworker stopped me in the hall one day and actually reprimanded me for being so smiley all the time. They actually said that I shouldn’t be so happy as a teacher! My response? Screw that! I SHOULD be happy. I now smile at that coworker EVERY time I see them…and usually say something like, “Isn’t this such great day to be a teacher?!” They don’t usually smile back… Don’t be like them.

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