Monday, May 5, 2008
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."