It’s the beginning of school year 2016/17. It is the morning of the first
day of the new school year. You’ve done this before, but this time it feels very different.
You woke up before the alarm on your phone went off. Though it was much earlier than the last two months got you used to, you woke up energized. Shower, coffee, breakfast, and everything in between - improbably, you did not drag your feet. You got on the road with time to spare.
Driving, you were deep in thought. You were smiling. Visualizing.
Anticipating. As you enter the building you cannot help but smile. You open the door. You look around and you see it. This is the reason you were so eager to get back here.
You worked your ass off for it. You were a teacher possessed, a maniac on a mission. Be proud.
All is quiet. It will not be like this for longer. You can’t wait!
You take it all in. You feel it. You know it will change things forever.
You enter your new classroom.
Hey! Thank you for all the support and overwhelming positive response to my “Starbucks Classroom Manifesto.” I was pumped! Still am. So, I got to work right away.