Telstar Digital Media

I thought about…

A Teacher

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Print Friendly, PDF & Email

There will be an emergency faculty meeting this morning at 8:00. Testing has been cancelled.

I fell into my chair.  Paralyzed. Unable to continue getting ready for my day.

I thought about each and every one of my students. I could see each and every one of their faces. I closed my eyes and could see each and every one of them looking back at me. I thought about them.

I thought about the days that I didn’t make it to the door to welcome them into our classroom.

I thought, “Did I miss the last time to say hello to one of them?”

I thought about my own struggles. I thought about how maybe someone else was in that dark hole I’ve known. Falling. Unable to even see the walls speed by of this deep, dark well of depression they were captured by. And unable to turn around to see the light from where they fell … or where they could be.

I thought about how the bottom of the well feels like relief when you are falling. When will I get there? How can I get there faster?

I thought about how if they only knew the dark times are not forever. There is balance in life. Life is series of temporary emotions.

I thought about how many times I struggled to see that. Even when I know it to be true. 

I thought about my own kids. Do they know this feeling? 

 

I thought about the families that must suddenly deal with these tragic times. Is there balance for them? 

I thought about what else can we do? What could I have done?

I thought…I can’t. I cannot do this again. 

 

I thought about my students saying the same thing…I can see each and everyone of their faces. 

 

I think about what they need.

I think about how I can be there.

I think about each and every one.

Leave a Comment

Comments are closed.

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • I thought about…

    Creative Media

    Mr. Penny

  • I thought about…

    Creative Media

    The Spark Lit by a Question

  • I thought about…

    Creative Media

    Telstar Tunes Volume 5

  • I thought about…

    Creative Media

    The Art of FX Makeup

  • I thought about…

    Creative Media

    An Open Letter To…

  • I thought about…

    Creative Media

    Telstar Tunes Volume 4

  • I thought about…

    Creative Media

    Girls Lacrosse Senior Night

  • I thought about…

    Creative Media

    I Think I’m Drowning

  • I thought about…

    Creative Media

    [Finegels]

  • I thought about…

    Creative Media

    Quiz: Would You Rather?

The Student News Site of Satellite High School
I thought about…