Monday, May 5, 2008

Teaching

Today I realized that I do not write about what I do on a daily basis....my teaching. I find that I am very very tired lately. I know that it is the end of the year, and many of the students I teach (seniors) are already "out the door" at least mentally. I cannot believe sometimes how much energy I put out daily just to maintain my student's attention! This is even more annoying when I hear comments-many times from members of my own family!- like "oh, you have it easy...all you do is sit at your desk all day, or you have the best hours! you only work half a day and get three months off a year!, or teachers don't really work....BAH HUMBUG! I am on my feet from the moment the first bell rings to the end of the day. If I'm lucky I get to sit to eat lunch...lately I've been eating while doing administrative "stuff" Yeah, no one tells you about the mountains of paper work! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE what I do. I thoroughly enjoy my subject area: English, and I have a passion for reaching my students-I'm just plain old TIRED! No wonder we have the summer off! If we didn't then we'd all burn out. By the way....it is NOT three months-those days are long over; at least they are in the state of Florida. We end on the beginning of June and report back beginning of August. I'll take it! I love it! However; most of the time I'm preparing for next year-trying to come up with new and innovative techniques for reaching my students or taking classes to keep up with new "trends."

1 comment:

Two blessings from above said...

I came across your blog through FOP.

Your picture is great!

We use to live in Florida and I remember my kids having to go back to school in early August. Now they don't go back to school until after Labor Day, which is nice. We need that long break after such a long winter.

I always try and thank teachers. They do such a great job teaching our children and getting them ready for life in so many ways.
Thank you!

Try and enjoy your summer break.