I’m drowning in paperwork right now. The end of the trimester is Friday and I’m really hoping not to spend most of my Thanksgiving break grading papers. I already have to spend an entire day at work next week cleaning my room.
One of the biggest challenges of being a teacher is that you have to be good at so many things. Organization is one of my biggest weaknesses as a teacher. My lack of organization affects my classroom management, my ability to stay on top of scoring work and inputting grades, staying on top of the many meetings and requests for IEP/504 input, and processing emails in a timely manner.
I am good at lots of things that are important to teaching, but right now all I can see is the stuff I suck at. This year’s schedule definitely exacerbates my weaknesses. I know that. I frequently don’t have what I need at the class at the other school. Having 250+ students make staying on top of grading a herculean task.
I know I’m just feeling down for a lot of really important and valid reasons right now. And I knew this was going to be a shitty year at work. I’m just feeling buried under the weight of it all.