Fortunately, as one fellow teacher reminded me, I am not doing this for my principal, the parents, the scores, even the children. I am striving and doing the best I know how to do for God. He is my audience. He is the one I will be accountable to for my actions and word choice, oh gosh, even my thoughts toward my children.
Unlike the state of Texas, God does not have a pass or fail, He graciously gives me another chance.
So, I guess, I need to stop thinking about how often I want to strangle them. jk, but not really.