It’s terrible trying to teach a class without HVAC

If you have ever known a mentor, you have actually known a person who complains about their task, but most people go into teaching with very fantastic intentions… But oftentimes they become disillusioned very early in their jobs, and in fact, history has shown that over 50% of the mentors in our state leave the teaching profession within five years.

Personally, I was able to stay in teaching for 10 years.

Unfortunately, that was only because I was unable to use my Summers to find another task for the previous 4 years! Yes, for four years, I searched for another task, however despite the fact that I stayed in teaching for 10 years, there is one time that sticks out in my mind as the worst teaching time ever… That was the year that the heating, ventilation, and A/C proposal went on the fritz… Our school had two main buildings plus the gymnasium. I worked in what was called the outdated building. The entire English Department was housed in that building, and that was the building where the heating and cooling proposal completely died out. The two of us started school in June, which is the hottest month of the year around here, and both of us easily need an air conditioner. Unfortunately, the service people were unable to get the A/C easily working in time for school to start. Therefore, our only option was to use box fans. My classroom had only one box fan and had very little A/C running, and not only that, I had had surgery over the summer, and I was still recovering. I had a sizable suture locale across my abdomen, and it was regularly gross with sweat because there was simply no air conditioner. It easily dampened my option to heal. Then, when winter came, the heating, ventilation, and A/C device was still broken, and both of us all had to wear gloves and overcoats in the classroom. The year separate from heating, ventilation, and A/C was the worst year of my teaching job.