This particular comic above, which appeared in 1992, is still pretty applicable today. As much as we as teachers bear the demands of our government and our administrators to become better teachers for the 21st century, we also need to remember that it's not only up to us. Hopefully this takes the pressure off a wee bit.
And speaking of wee things--like leprechauns--and in honor of St. Patrick's Day, I looked for an Irish blessing specific for teachers, but alas, could find none. So, instead, I wish you a good week with this alternative: "If God sends you down a stony path, may he give you strong shoes."
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