Tuesday, November 19, 2019

No Voice

I've been fighting some kind of congestion for a few days. The medicine is helping. I've been trying to get lots of sleep, too...that's not working as well. I keep waking up around two or three A.M. and I'm up for the day. So I shouldn't be surprised to wake up today (at 2:23 am) with no voice. 

Every teacher has experienced this...teaching with little to no voice. Physically, I'm feeling better than I have in the past few days. Today I have to face my seventh-graders with no voice. It's days like these where I realize how much I rely on my voice. It's also days like these when I'm reminded how awesome my students really are. Usually, I'm greeted with help as I whisper and croak my way through instructions.

They help each other out more. They offer me help. It reminds me of how grateful I am that I get to spend my days working with these kind students. 

Wish me luck today! Oh, and if you're going to NCTE, hope to see you there...

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  1. I look forward to seeing you this week. Hope your voice returns before Thursday. Take care.

  2. Looking forward to seeing you this week, and hope your voice comes back. It's SO hard to be voiceless on ourselves AND on the people around us! Good luck!

  3. I hope your day passed relatively easily. I think I remember you losing your voice last year too. Happily this has not happened to me in recent memory. Enjoy NCTE!

  4. I hope this passes quickly. Are you astounding people by telling them you feel fine, you just can't talk? It's one upside of laryngitis. I went through a few years when I lost my voice around the same time every year. It was weird. I wish you a quick recovery.

  5. Teaching without a voice is beyond tough. I feel for you. Hope it’s back by NCTE. (I had to bail on it this year because of my ankle. Walking is beyond challenging.)


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