The Absolutely True Diary of a Student TeacherBy Jane SmithDo you want to know what time my day starts? Here’s what my alarm clock looks like when Iget up every morning:5:45Angry little numbers, you know? Not really what you want to see when you wake up in themorning, but there you have it. Five-forty-five in the A.M. That’s what time I get up in order toget to school on time. I live over an hour away from Cambridge by train.You’re probably thinking to yourself right now: I’m reading the diary of a crazy person. Why onearth would ANYONE want to get up before the sun even rises every single morning?Well, you see, it all started when I was a little girl. I liked to teach my younger brother the basicsof math… well, until he got better at math than I did:That’s when I decided to teach English. Somehow teaching about reading, writing, and criticalthinking seemed like more fun than calculus anyway.