- the inescapable agent of someone’s or something’s downfall.
- a long-standing rival; an archenemy.
Thank you, Google. You have described my relationship with Organization perfectly. Organization deserves to be capitalized in my world, since it has grown into its own entity; my rival, the thing that should not be named, the thing I would rather avoid… you get the idea.
That’s why, when I continued to read through Dive Into Inquiry (something I’ve been blogging about lately), I felt a pain — it’s hard to say if it was actually physical, but at the very least it was intellectual. Have a look:
Uh-oh. My nemesis found its way into my favourite book! Albeit, disguised under the pseudonym of structure, but it couldn’t fool me. My spidey-senses knew my rival was close by.
I chose to do what any
superhero teacher would do: I avoided it until the fateful day when I would have to face my enemy. I donned my armour and braced myself for …
…a snow day (cue dramatic music).
I’m not sure how the victor of a battle is determined, but I think I came out on top. By the end of the day, I had managed to plan an inquiry unit for the month of January (here is a copy of the PDF), prepare a schedule for conferences with students, and make folders for everyone.
My reward? A restful holiday. I fought well, I fought hard, and now the bounty was mine. I wasn’t stressed or anxious while I celebrated Christmas with my family — I can’t think of a better treasure.
Now to help my daughter with her own battle… 😉
You do realise that the irony is rich! One has to be very organised to be able to think the way that you do! And to write about so well – mmmm. I suspect you invented your nemesis solely to destroy him or her…. 🙂
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