This is the time of year when teachers are reaching a little burnout. The kids are, as well, but it looks different when they do it. Frazzled students will doodle cartoons on the edges of their papers and stare out the window. I do not have a window in my classroom, so the students just stare in unison at the clock and watch it melt like the famous Salvador Dalí painting. When teachers burn out, we stare at the kids’ empty eyes, looking for meaning in our own lives, asking, “Could it be that I have just wasted the last year of my life?”
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