I am in the midst of putting together another assignment. I am stressed. I don’t know what I’m doing. I think I’ve been planning all wrong. Don’t panic – this is how I always am, and somehow it all works out.
Looking at assignment 2 for this course, I thought – I can do that, no worries! Then came the template, and I am swimming in circles. I am writing this not to complain about it – I’ll do that to my husband. I am writing this so I don’t forget how utterly lost I feel at the moment, so that when my students come to me in a panic and full of bewilderment, I can empathise. Even if I’ve explained what they are to do clearly, and many times over, it’s still OK not to get it. And it’s my job to explain in all again, in a different way, until they do. I love my daughter’s teacher’s style. My daughter was in a panic at one point because she didn’t get something, and Miss A said to her “Why are you crying? Don’t cry – if you don’t get it, it means that I’m not doing my job properly. You’d better give me that tissue – I’ll have a cry!” And it was all OK. As indeed this assignment will be.
By the way, I have noticed I’m not the only one struggling. Take a look at my classmate’s take on our plight. I’m sure she’ll do wonderfully though.