It’s been surprisingly smooth.  I love my new kids so far and have yet to have any real blow ups in class.  It’s no surprise that school culture plays a huge role in the happiness of the teachers and students alike.  My old school had a terrible school culture, though it was starting to change my last year there (not necessarily for the better, but more authoritative and therefore sightly more cohesive from the outside).  My new school has a great positive school culture, and as a result (or because of), has a highly functional staff.

On the other hand, I’ve been largely uninspired with fashion lately.  Ironic since it’s currently New York Fashion Week.  My new school has a uniform for students and the unspoken rule is that staff also dress professionally.  Huge change from my old school where socks with sandals were the norm.  So no outfit posts, I’ve had bigger fish to fry lately with getting my classes going.

Here’s a pretty picture in the meantime.  I’m going to copy it someday.

6 thoughts on “The First Week

      1. i miss you too. can’t WAIT to visit you in the spring and have you show me everything! it’s gonna be soooooo much fun. i should probably start looking into tickets in the next couple of months. 🙂 very exciting!

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  1. I used to be a teacher and it was so stressful!! I was at a really poorly run charter school though. Sometimes I wonder if I should have stuck with it. Love your blog. Good luck this year 🙂

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    1. thanks! Sometimes, on the super stressful frustrating days, I wonder if I’ll be able to do this for much longer. It’s the really good days (regardless of the rest of the BS that happens in school politics) that keep me firmly in the game.

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      1. I know what you mean. I definitely miss the good days and feeling like I was making a difference and all the love from the students! It takes a really special person to be a good teacher and it seems like you are one so keep it up 🙂

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