I survived! Don’t worry, the lack of posting was an over-tired issue, not anything horrible.
So. The last eight weeks. The plan for a new teacher to come in and take over and for me to sit and watch didn’t exactly happen: he came, he taught… and for five weeks out of eight, I taught too. Yes, I could have just had three weeks off, why couldn’t they have seen it that way? Continue reading →
Okay, so that’s a little melodramatic. To be fair, if I’d made more plans I’d be fine: I made the mistake of assuming they’d be at a certain level and only preparing for that (in my defence, the teacher helping me out didn’t exactly warn me not to.)
And let’s not forget the things you hear about teachers – their workday doesn’t end at 3pm just because the school closes. You hear about late nights marking or preparing lesson plans, and that’s what I’m already getting to experience – at least this week where I’ve fallen into a loop where I need to keep preparing for the next day.
Then there’s the unpredictability of what’s going to be changed. No sooner did I realize last night that I could use my old plans after all by modifying them than I was told I’m going to spend tomorrow – and potentially Friday – focusing on the little kids. That’ll take more than modification. Sigh. Continue reading →