Friday, December 16, 2016
After returning from a wonderful year in Germany, I spent the last four months at home with friends and family. For my in-between-countries-job, I became a substitute teacher in two local schools. I could go on and on with stories about the crazy and funny things students and teachers do and say, but I’ll keep it brief:
- Middle school is the worst and most awkward age. Just look at Bar or Bat Mitzvah photos to know.
- High school students aren’t much better, though they do understand more of your sarcasm and jokes.
- I find cell phones and social media and how they combine to permeate everything incredibly annoying.
- Most importantly, substitute teaching reminded me of the value of our teachers and educators. They are such incredible people and I wish they were told that more often and paid more for their work.
Below are some of my favorite pictures from this fall. I’ll definitely miss it!
The eggplant-parm trio
With my Padre
With my Mumsie