I love teaching for the pleasure of helping students grow, however, I also love teaching because I get the summers off! It’s a nice little bonus! 4 MORE DAYS!!
I found it sad today when I student told me that he didn’t need to learn anymore because he had already taken the test he needed to take. What message are we sending our kids by testing them so often? How are we providing them with the knowledge to help them become well rounded adults if our curriculum is only geared at what might appear on a state test? It is heartbreaking to think how these students, who I care about as if they were my own, are missing the point of learning. Learning is not something to be gained only so to pass a test! Learning is about feeding our deepest human yearning and following the path our curiosity sets before us. I hope that we teachers can find a way to fix this broken system and bring passion back to our classrooms.
Teaching is a great
Profession to be in
During summer months
**I do love the fact I have summers off, but as teachers know, we work during that time too! We just don’t have kiddos! So we can sleep in! Whoohoooo!
I finished my presentation to the School Board, and it went really well! My husband was there and he told me I didn’t even look nervous! My presentation took about 10 minutes and everyone seemed to be interested and enjoy what I had to say! I had no reason to be nervous! 🙂
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!
I am In need of some prayers and positive thoughts. Tomorrow, I am giving a presentation to my school’s Board of Education about the work I have been doing to promote positive PR through social media. I have never been to a Board meeting, and if I am honest, I am a little nervous. I only have to present for 3-5 minutes, which I can easily fill, I just hope they like what I have to say and I don’t look like a completely idiot! LOL! When I get nervous I tend to crack a lot of jokes ao I am hoping I don’t say anything too weird! LOL
Most of the time here at the Persistent Platypus, I like to provide enouragement to those in need. However, this time I am in need of a little encouragement. I am very frustrated, and slightly anxious, about my job for next year. I am a special education teacher who works at a school with a high turn-over rate. The turn-over is mostly due to the fact that my school is literally in the middle of the desert and most people use it as a launch pad for their careers. Due to this turn-over rate, my position is always up in the air at the end of each year. Special Ed positions are always last to be scheduled because they have to wrap around the general education classes to be able to service the students in special education.
This is always a very stressful time of year for me because I am always in limbo. It is hard for me not to know, or not to plan for next year. I am fully aware that my anxiety doesn’t help the process get any easier.
What are some ways that you have found to be helpful for you when dealing with uncertainty?
MY HUSBAND IS NOW THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF OUR SCHOOL!! YAY!
Well this week certainly has been amazing! I feel blessed to be in the education field where I am able to have time off to unwind and recoop! I am sad to leave the cacoon my husband and I have settled into, but I am looking forward to being with my students again!
BEST time of the year
Teachers love it most of all
IT IS SPRING BREAK TIME