Do you ever have those days after a LONG day of teaching and wonder did I reach ANYONE today? You begin to question why you are a teacher or if you are doing enough. I had one of those days yesterday. I was really down on myself and those questions were screaming in my head. I vented to a fellow coworker and went home and had a couple glasses of wine. Wine makes EVERYTHING clearer. I spent some quality time with my babies and hubby and then had a pretty decent nights sleep. Well as decent as you can get with a 5 month old who still wakes up to eat!
This morning I woke up feeling ready for the day. I knew I had a guest teacher/speaker coming to my class first thing in the morning and I couldn't have been happier. Since I returned from maternity leave I have spent everyday looking for missing things and stuck at my desk pumping during my special and lunch break. Needless to say not much was getting done. So I took the time to finally get organized and it feels GREAT! After she left I felt reinvigorated and had a fantastic day of teaching.
I realized that I am not a bad teacher. Those questions are what a great teacher does to make herself better. Yesterday was a perfect kick in the pants to remind me that I AM doing what I am supposed to. I care about the kids and I strive to make them better everyday.