Archive for October, 2011
Half-time by Anna Eaton-Merkle
I have been teaching for 23 years this fall. I am also turning 46 this fall. Even to the mathematically impaired, those numbers mean one thing to me. I have been teaching for half my life. I am not sure how I feel about that. My friend Mike says that if you live long enough, chances are that you will end up doing something for half your life. While true enough, this is not that simple. Having been a teacher for half my life brings up images of the doddering old geezers that were my high school teachers. The reality is that they were probably my age – maybe even younger. I’ll be honest; to me they seemed really old.