Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got.Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.
Wouldn't you like to get away?
Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,and they're always glad you came.You wanna be where you can see,our troubles are all the sameYou wanna be where everybody knowsYour name.
I have been teaching for 11 years. I have the most apathetic group of students I have ever seen this year. Our district administration is undergoing drastic changes that have only resulted in deepening the wounds our teachers feel from the nation-wide scorn for teachers. Needless to say, this is not my best year.
However, I walked into Carlucci Restaurant this evening to the welcoming arms of Pearson Education. I have never been so happy to be schmoozed into buying textbooks. I was immediately offered a free beverage and appetizers. Then, I was inspired for an hour by the words of Jeff Anderson (run-on sentences = compound sentence readiness). I was fed a gourmet Italian meal. I was given a $100 gift certificate for Pearson products, and even entered in a raffle to win an iPod. Did I mention I got to meet Jeff Anderson??
At the end of the evening, I walked up to my regional representative, and nearly burst into tears (this is the point at which the soundtrack would have kicked in as background music). I was just so happy to be treated like the dedicated, knowledgeable professional educator that I am. I am going to hold on to this feeling… (ooh, there’s another track for the album of my life).