A little anxiety

As I have mentioned in previous posts, this school year I have a new teaching position. For the last two years, of my 4 years teaching career, I have been co-teaching. I am certified special education, so the way my school has it set up, I had been mostly a glorified assistant for the last two years. I am grateful for the experience but I did not overly enjoy co-teaching. I did, however, make some new friends! 

However, this year I am going to have my own classroom, with 50% special Ed and 50% general Ed. I took my certification tests and I am now qualified to teach general education as well. 

I am feel nervous because I am now solely responsible for test scores and growth. Before I had some help but this year I am on my own. I am really looking forward to the challenge but I am also scared of falling short of expectations. 

15 thoughts on “A little anxiety

  1. Elle,
    I have faith that you can do this! You’ve been doing well with co-teaching and I’m sure you’ll do well teaching by yourself as well. You passed the tests and they obviously believe that you are good enough to handle this on your own. Now all you need to do, is trust yourself. I wish you all the best!

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  2. I can relate to being anxious in regards to falling short of expectations, even those set by myself. Sometimes I have to take a step back and realize that everything really does end up working out fine. Remember to breathe, and don’t let the anxiety take away from your awesome experience.

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