Dear Amy: I am sorry to hear that your new job is challenging. If you can deal with the challenges, you will have a wonderful new job. Sometimes, problems do not go away. There are things in your life that will not be clarified until you are faced with another challenge. But you are right to say one does not stay the same! You are changed in various ways by each new thing in your life. I was so glad when I started teaching because I knew it would change me.
Dear Teacher Amy: You are a very brave person and a wonderful teacher. You should not feel alone. Teaching has changed many people's lives and it will do the same in your life. Your love for your children and your care for each of them will continue with your teaching career.
Dear Teacher Amy: I agree. You would be a great addition to the San Francisco school system. If you don't mind, I will do my best to get teachers to have you train them. If it will help, my students will stand in front of their teachers and say their names and call out their student numbers. This way, you can get to know them.
Dear Amy: One of my husbands gave his son the nickname of Donald Duck. It took me a while to figure out what was wrong. It is not that the boy was being disrespectful to Donald Duck. What he was saying was that all the characters Donald Duck had were cowardly. I thought that was strange because the "Donald Duck" character was so brave. d2c66b5586