It's education's universal truth, a reality often forgotten in the moment: The crazy-paced and mind-numbing challenges of the beginning of the year are short-lived. There IS a light at the end of the tunnel.
Things must have been pretty "crazy-paced" indeed, considering this is part of her description of a recent good day.
We worked through two major blow-ups, and one of them lasted over an hour. There was whining, manipulating, sassy-talk, and even a little mild violence.
It's clearly all relative for special education teachers . ...