This week was a real struggle. Coming off of Spring Break is always tough. The end of the year is in sight, but there’s still a long way to go. We don’t have any more breaks, and tests are coming up. It’s kind of a weird time. We’re ready to be done, but there’s still a lot to do.
This past week, we were all really feeling it in my class. I had a hard time getting going, and I’m not sure I ever really did. My students were about the same. Motivation and focus were in short supply this week.
We made it though. We got through what we needed to get through, and my honors classes even had some great Socratic Seminars about the end of Things Fall Apart, though I have to admit I was a little concerned about it.
It reminded me of my cross country days in high school. That last half mile seemed to never end. It was about that time when I would always want to stop, but all my training kicked in and pushed me to the finish line.
Trust the training.
I’ve pushed my students a lot this year, and it’s refreshing to see fruits of that labor. Even when I think the whole week has been a wash, I can get surprised.
When we struggle, sometimes we just have to rely on the training and habits we’ve already established to us through.
Hang in there! We’ll make it so.