Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Why I Do What I Do

I have to blog this before I forget it.  I'm sitting in my classroom at my computer, and my 5th period class is visiting a little.  They are talking about random things and the recent girls' basketball game comes up.  The girls lost, and they were trying to figure out what happened.  

Here's the conversation:

C: "Yeah, we lost because B wasn't there."  

R: " Oh, yeah, I know."   

C: "Well, and because we didn't pray before the game.  We always pray and this time we didn't."  

A: "Yeah, when we play (meaning the guys), we always pray before the game."  

In the midst of the stress and absolute chaos of TAKS preparation, this kind of overheard conversation, completely uninitiated by me (the kids had no idea I even heard what they were saying), makes what I do worth it and reminds me that I'm not here JUST to teach for a standardized test.  

Tenth graders will drive you crazy if you let them.  But if you let them, they will also BLESS YOUR SOCKS OFF!!!

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  1. What a cool blessing. I'm so glad I work in education as well. :)

  2. Some of my BEST highschool memories are praying before and after basketball games and the fellowship that came along with it. We gave eachother inspirational quotes & verses. I still have most! Yes...teaching is sooo much more than the TAKS!


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