I’m not 100% sure the direction of this blog yet, but I know I want to use this as a chance to reflect on my job, especially after this past year. Teaching has always been a difficult, scary, and uncertain task, but I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling the weight of this job more than ever.
Taking home work, planning yearly goals when you don’t even know what next week will look like, beating yourself up after the next failed flipped/remote lesson plan using a digital resource your district bought for you… it’s a lot.
But that doesn’t mean I’ve lost my love for this job. In fact, it’s shown me how impactful I can be when I push through all of that. I might not be able to check out books, but I can facilitate book talks. I can’t open my makerspace, but I can offer opportunities for digital creation. And I might not see my kids in person everyday, but I can find new ways to build relationships.
I guess I’m just trying to keep that spark alive long enough to get through this funk. Or I can just make goofy bulletin boards. Hopefully others can relate. Peace.