Hope.

We Three, 2020. Pennsylvania.
Original Photo by SnapDragon X.
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Back when I was teaching, and my students dashed out the second the bell rang, I would close my classroom door.

Take a breath.

And turn on my music.

I would sit next to the window, and try to forget the rapid beating of my heart.

I would try to ignore the anger in my veins at the strange adults who had “visited” and judged us all without even saying hello.

And as the chords worked their magic, I remembered just why, in fact, I was there.

For the smile on her face.

For the laughter and the silliness and the forgiveness in their eyes.

To provide even the smallest space of belonging, of family, of hope.

So I’d wash the board and try again.

And again.

. . .

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14 responses to “Hope.”

  1. Teaching is truly difficult, but wonderful profession.

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    1. I wholeheartedly agree! πŸ•Š

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  2. I can sense the peace you had at the end of the day, but then the determination to do it all over again the next…

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    1. What a perfect description! Yes.

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      1. We need you back in the classroom!

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        1. Aww, thanks, Jim! I miss it terribly. It’s nice to be behind the scenes for now, but teaching is when I’m truly at my best. I hope your classes are going well!

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          1. I am sure you will goback when you are ready.

            I’m fortunate that the class I was teaching ended the first week of March, so I do not teach again until after Memorial Day!

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            1. Oh, that is nice! Hopefully things are relatively smooth when class starts back up, considering the pandemic and all.

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              1. the class will be taught online, which will be a bit of a challenge at first.

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  3. Teaching is a noble professions,,,salute to all teachers πŸ‘©β€πŸ«

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    1. Thanks, friend! πŸ•Š

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      1. I really salute teachers, I do appreciate their hard work and perseverance for molding the youth to be a better citizens of the nation.

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        1. Yes; we certainly hope to help students discover the very best within themselves. Thanks so much for your comments. πŸ•Š

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