I want to echo Dale's thoughtful and sensitive post. I too am a first year
teacher, also in my 40s, and am experiencing the roller coaster ride that
probably all of the veterans went through. I teach K-12 and am constantly
switching gears - when I get home I am totally exhausted but need to spend
the evening trying to plan the next day. This group has been invaluable.
The archives and lurking can only help so much. When there's a crisis of
some sort I've just had to ask for help in spite of the fact that I have
been able to contribute little so far. I appreciate the patience, tolerance
and knowledge of the fine educators on this list.
On 3/7/04 12:36 PM, "Dale" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I'm a first year teacher. I've been reading the list (as well as several
> others) as time permits since August. I use the archives regularly. These
> lists are what have enabled me to survive successfully so far this year. I
> posted a few times from August to December, but most of the time I have read
> and appreciated the help you all provide. I've seen some of you answer the