In my next life…

I was GChatting with my work wife today (yes, it’s ok to have secret, online interaction with adults while you teach) and she said something that struck me as both hilarious and insightful (a combination that isn’t actually that rare with her). She said:

In my next life, I’m going to be a comedian. It’s a shame I’m this witty and not getting paid for it.

SO true! No matter how bad of a day you’re having, always remember this: You have talents that are wasted on these kids. I mean, they will just never appreciate the fact that you make a killer grilled cheese, or that you can balance a basketball on top of your head.

And, that’s ok. You also have talents that are making you the best teacher they’ve ever had.


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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