Teaching is hard work.

We struggle to make the lesson move forward the way we imagined it would. We fail to sustain the mathematical conversation outlined in the teacher’s guide. We gain weight. We lose humor. We allow inertia to overstay.

We feel less whole because we keep a mental scorecard — our failures are ahead by five. And it’s only December. Or, it’s already December.

But if we know that teaching is hard work.

Then we are supposed to *feel* how hard it is.

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Thank you for writing this blog. And for the reminder.