Thanks to a good friend at work, I’m back to sharing my love with whomever decides to read this. I am pleased as punch that I decided to love my job, because it is really loving me back. It’s fun staying in the same job and watching it transform. One of the things I like about teaching is that it constantly changes, one 50 minute period at a time. The rituals are there, and are comforting to all of us – teachers and students alike. And also, we are free to think and grow and try new things and grow and fail and try again. Our school has a new principal who is encouraging me to mix things up and try new things and I am taking her at her word and doing that. We have people at the district office who are encouraging us to spend more time building community, and encouraging human interaction, and are introducing us to some tools to do that. And I am embracing it as it feels right to me, and it’s new and it feels good. A whole bunch of kids today were clamoring for me to show them how to convert a mixed number to an improper fraction. That is good. And I got to say a whole bunch of times – ” see, this would be so much easier if you knew your times tables.” And I have a way for them to learn it. And so it goes.