Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



mouse's picture mouse

I love kids' ideas about age. Scooter never has any idea how old we are. Guesses in the past few years have ranged from 10 to 75 (ouch!). And he's, of course, in awe of the 6th graders at his school.

I really miss teaching, especially that magical moment at the beginning of the term when all the possibilities are still there. Your description makes me even keener to get back to having my own class again.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I think what I love about teaching is that constant renewal process. So no matter how difficult the semester before it was, you get a clean slate the following semester. I remember liking this part of being a student, too.

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I found myself telling lots of stories about my home life to my students this week. It felt strange, but good, to mix my two worlds. I realized it must be about the only stories I would have right now, given the amount of time over the past three weeks that I spent snowed in at home. :-) It's been a long week, getting back into the swing of things on a full five-day week. I'll just leave it at I'm very pleased that tomorrow is Friday!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I hear you, Omaha. It's been really painful getting back in to the swing of things around our house, too--and I'll leave it at that. ;)