Just tell yourself what you tell your kids. You CAN do it, and you wouldn't
be satisfied unless you continue to teach challenging lessons. It's
definitely worth it. Those students who end up feeling good about their
achievements, but think you are the b word, will probably go on to say what
a good teacher you are. Kids sometimes test us to see if we'll give up on
them, and when we don't, they feel respected and therefore return that
respect (if not now, later). Keep up the good work, and try to keep that
stress under control Leah
Thanks for responding. I know there's no answer to this question and I guess
I wasn't really looking for one. I was just whining myself for a change.
Man...sometimes I get so stressed out over pushing these few so hard. I know
it's the last time they'll ever have art again in their lives so I'm trying
to make the most of it. But do they care?...Not as far as I can tell. Oh,
well. Force-feeding is an option. Toodles..........