It hasn’t been a secret on here that I’ve been increasingly unhappy while teaching. That’s resulted in some posts that have given me pause and served to remind me that all is not well in Mudville. I can’t pretend to fix education, and I believe problems are systemic. Because of that, it’s harder to maintain focus and interest.
I’m becoming distant.
The change is happening right now. I don’t know if I’ll become completely distant. That’s hard to say as I remember so many great things about teaching, especially the look of enlightenment on students’ faces.
I would like to say that I will continue to teach at least one class for as long as possible, but I can’t. The distance is widening, and, just like a child giving up his security blanket, eventually I will give it up.