I count today as a win.

God blessed my classroom, my students and my instruction. I can’t say I’ve ever left school on a first day in such a great mood!

The most amazing revelation came at the end of the day when I realized students were actually listening to what I said. This may sound like a given, but not in an urban school, and definitely not after the class I had last year. I could give credit to a new class, better planning, a dedicated partner, a honeymoon period or going into it with a new mentality. But all credit goes to God.

I prayed for Him to be on the forefront of my mind today, for patience and a Christ-like attitude and he delivered. Now, on to Day 2.