School's out! Well, almost.

9-Jun-2021 • San Francisco, California United States

Five more school days and school year 2020-2021 is history.  Honestly, I can't wait.  I am excited that school will be over soon but I would be lying if I said I look forward to next school year.  It's not that I don't like teaching, but teaching from home has been so comfortable for me.  I haven't had to wake up at 6 am to catch the early morning train to work for an entire trimester (March 15 to June 15 of 2020) and a whole school year (August 24, 2020-June 15, 2021).

What's more, winter didn't feel half as depressing since I didn't have to go to school nor return home in the dark.  

Another big reason why I dread going back to work this fall is the prevalence of Asian Hate crimes.  I think I mentioned this many times before in previous blogs.  If I had my way, I'd stay home for a while until these assaults on us Asians subsided if not totally diminished.  It's just scary and a big worry for us, Asian Americans, here in the US.  

While the current school year seems like it went very fast, I have had  to work a lot.  It wasn't exactly a year without  challenges.  There were times when I got absolutely upset by some of my students' behavior and by others' lack of interest in studying.  There sure were times I wish we were all in school so I could deal with the children's disrespect and laziness in person. 

What happened happened.  Now, I just look forward to retirement and if these 15 months were any indication how I would be not working, "Boy, I know it will be heaven!!"