Last year, I learned very quickly to rely on God for help with EVERYTHING, from lesson planning, to discipline, to actually teaching children who just stare at me when I speak to them in English. This year, with God's help and a year of experience under my belt, the first week of planning was a breeze, only had to deal with a few minor behavior problems of my talkative first graders, and I just have one class who stares at me when I speak (the 10th and 11th graders, go figure).
We're all still getting to know each other, but I can say this year is off to a great start, and I'm looking forward to what the rest of it will hold. Now, if I could just get those teenagers to talk to me...
(my wall in first grade)