My team sat down today to try to come to concensus about who will be teaching what next year. I've said for at least 2 years now that I need something different. I don't want to be stuck in a rut, not spending time like I once did, so today I did something that I never thought I'd do...
I gave up math.
My passion, something I desperately love to teach, I was willing to give up in order to have a little change in my life. Next year, awaiting admin approval, I will be teaching science and history. I love science and I found a few years ago that I actually love ancient civilizations too. I feel that both of these areas encompass everything that I could teach during the day if I was self contained, but I get to spend next year teaching through investigation and story telling...the fun stuff.
Although I will miss math, I won't miss one bit the parents that expect miracles that I sometimes just can't deliver on.
Excited for the possibilities!