They say that teachers don’t really get comfortable in the classroom until their 3rd year. Having reached that milestone, clean up on aisle life notices the change:
Today was the first day of school, and last night was the first time I ever slept soundly the night before the first day of school. I can't believe how little anxiety I have about this school year. I'm still shocked by the amount of work that is to be done, but I feel completely capable of handling it. And it only took three years!!
(But should we be worried that she posted this at 11:25 p.m.?)
Meanwhile, Ms. Cornelius of A Shrewdness of Apes reminds us that, even if they do sleep, educators this time of year may be prone to “teaching nightmares.” She lists a few of the classics.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.