Isn't it so strange that we are always told to be ourselves, but simultaneously fulfill a bunch of roles that you can't possibly do as yourself? This morning as I droned my way through traffic, and let's be truthful on this I was in a pissy mood, the kid hid from me to not put her shoes on this morning and my coffee wasn't cool enough to drink yet. So, I was pondering this idea of fulfilling very narrow scope in my classroom and still be me. This me that knows it can be successful in the classroom and be successful with students is feeling so limited while simultaneously angered by this idea of my success being labeled based on the success of other people. I don't doubt my students so don't misconstrue the idea, but my success can not be labeled by what other people decide to do. My students who meet me at the great task of learning will achieve what is to be learned, but some will always choose not to make that initiative, why is my success based on both their successes and failures.