Saturday, July 20, 2013

Teaching is a Piece of Cake-RIGHT?

So here goes my first educational blog!

A little bit about me:

This will be the start of my 9th year teaching, and what a journey it has been. I started out teaching in Pennsylvania, as a Psyco-Educational Specialist at a residential treatment facility where I taught grades 1-4. After two years, I moved into the public school setting where I taught numerous long-term substitute positions in various special education settings (grades 2-6) before moving to Virginia in 2009. This year I will loping up with my current caseload and teaching 5th grade inclusion.  I have the best group of kids!

A Year in Review Reflection
This year I planned a DIY Wedding, was the Captain of the Staff Relay for Life Team, and managed the Ecology and Memory Book Clubs, the school year whizzed right past my eyes- I can't even remember if even if stopped to smell the roses.

With recently getting married and the stress of teaching, the discussion of starting a family pushed me over the edge, I had a mini break down rethinking my career as a special education teacher.  This should be a positive moment in my life that I am unsure how to manage teaching and home life to stay sane. Needless to say I am reaching out to the many positive teachers and professionals out here in the blogging community for support. I have never been one to really ask for help or tell someone the dreaded word "NO." I am using this forum to reach out for support and get a fresh start for the 2013-2014 school year!

Just Breathe!  I can do this- It's a Piece of Cake-RIGHT?!?

What are some ways you deal with the daily stress as a teacher? What ways do you manage your family and work?

1 comment:

  1. You have my support both in the classroom and via blog (as well as text messaging, email, etc.). We will make this an amazing year for our students together, and by working together we will hopefully alleviate those feelings of stress we've felt in the past. I am so, so, so excited to work with you this year!

    Mrs. O at
    Mrs O Knows