It’s days like these that make me wonder if what I’m doing is making any difference in the least.  As I watch scores start to come in, and they aren’t good, it just makes me question everything that I’ve done or not done.  Am I asking enough of all my students? Am I providing what they need? Am I the right teacher for this age group? Am I the right teacher, period?

True, this is with eighth graders, a new grade level to me this year. However, it makes me really, really nervous to see how the sixth graders will perform tomorrow.

Not a real positive post from someone who works really hard to stay positive, but not a real positive day.