WINNING THE LOTTERY
I just hit the lottery, now all my dreams are now a reality. No more teaching, no more getting up early, no more having to do the daily grind, and best of all, no more worries. What to do with my time? So many choices. I think I will travel around the world playing golf at all of the most famous and beautiful courses available to me. Finally a dream come true, but before I can start my journey there is one thing I have to do. I need to bid all of my students a final farewell and give my replacement one tip of advice. This will require some thinking, due to the fact that there is so much that I could tell the new teacher to help him or her in their new endeavors. After some serious thinking, I believe the one thing that I would say to the new teacher, is never let them see you sweat. High school students are very intuitive and can tell if they will be able to control the classroom or be controlled in an effective manner. I would let them know that they need to establish boundaries and achievable expectations of the students. If this can not be accomplished, it will make for a very long and struggling year, but if this can be done the rewards of teaching will be fruitful and gratifying for their entire career.