Day 87, Tuesday, February 3, 2009
By some mysterious miracle, today was one of the best days of teaching I can recall. I use the phrase “mysterious miracle” deliberately, because the reasons for this success remain veiled and inexplicable. I honestly have no idea why this happened today – why almost everything I did seemed right, why so much wisdom flourished in my classroom, why each class seemed abundant with blessings. True, I planned a decent lesson and I worked hard during each class, but I try to do that every day, and yet many days in the classroom are small disasters for me. Why was today different? Why did I end each class feeling like I was sailing on the ship called Success? Why did my horizons as a teacher seem to be boundless today – like I could keep teaching and learning about teaching forever?