I felt relaxed today in the classroom. I felt like I was not in charge, like some other, higher power was running the show, and everything that needed to get done would get done in the best possible way. It was a wonderful feeling, like being chauffeured around in a beautiful limo. I had a carefully planned lesson, yes, and I did my best to follow it and be an efficient teacher, but somehow I knew all along that “I” wasn’t the driver of the car. A power that knew way more about teaching than I did was the driver, and this power was taking my students and me exactly where we needed to go. So I relaxed, let go, gave in, yielded, surrendered, and lay down my weapons – and had one of the best teaching days in recent memory.