In a message dated 3/17/2006 11:05:06 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< things that perhaps I
was trying to stand firm on because I thought I had to, trying to never
let them see me frazzled...it's hard, but I'm really working on it. >>
I used to worry about this too. You're only human, sometimes you will get
frazzled. I think once in a while, it's okay to let them see the human side of
you. I use to worry about not losing my cool too, but now when I do "lose'" it
occassionally, they know they've pushed my buttons and they'd best settle down
in a hurry.
Someone once told me that we all have to find our own personal comfort
level--what we will and won't accept in the classroom. You're sorting it out
right now and by next year you'll have a much clearer, and more realistic, list
Glad it's going better for you right now.