It cracks me UP when the children on facebook I knew as babies at my mom's church are very teenager-y. One of their favorite phrases is 'bow bow.' Like you do something amazing or you look great, "Bow!" If it's really amazing, "Bow! Bow!" It's some remedial rapper's favorite phrase. (For the record, I refuse to add anyone under 21 and depending on maturity, some people just get ignored or blocked period but every once in a while I look at their pictures and the confusing nonsensical spellings and misspellings, open-mouthed. How do you not go crazy looking at all your extra Es and Zs? Stop trying to make me feel old.)
I walked off campus yesterday feeling more productive than I have in the last two years. I have a ton of things to do but I feel capable of achieving them. I would love occasional re-charge times and will probably take them regularly but I feel like an effective teacher as I watch the light bulbs go off in my students' heads and I feel like a good student as I get things accomplished. It's really cool and exciting to be here! So bow, bow, kiddos!