So. This new Hybrid Schedule is kicking my butt. This veteran teacher of 32 years is in bed by nine o’clock on school nights. I remember well the way I felt in my first year of teaching: that overwhelming feeling that I was only a half step ahead of where I needed to be tomorrow. It’s back.
I did not anticipate many things. I encouraged my students to reach out if they needed help in any way and they have taken me at my word! I feel like a doctor always on call. And then, there’s Canvas and the war it is waging between my gradebook and my google docs. I’d like to cut and run, but I refuse to be beaten by a computer platform. And let’s not forget the grading. So. Much. Grading.
BUT… I also must acknowledge how good it feels to see students in desks in front of me again, trying to do right by Harper Lee and my other favorite authors. I keep trying to figure this out for my kids. We are teaching in a new world…so clearly we need some new stuff. Check out the items I found on Amazon. They will either make your teaching day better, or hold your wine when you get home….
"Because it takes a big heart to teach little minds!"
“…I retreat into my fictional world where everything makes sense—but even there I can’t even control what people do…”