It’s only a few weeks into summer, and fourth-year teacher Mildly Melancholy misses her students and classroom already. She has some first-time realizations:
I realized anew how much I love field trips. Even when they don't go well. And to be honest, if they don't go well, it's because someone else organized it. ;) I so enjoy exploring new places alongside my students, watching them have a good time learning. It's also the best time for me to be more Normal Person than Strict Teacher, to build a rapport with the kids.
Sounds like she’s found the right profession after all …
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.