Transitions, transitions and more transitions! That word best
describes what it has been like for me the last couple of months since my new
position. I think somewhere in there I might have lost track of the days of the
week. I'm overjoyed and excited in my new role, but I have to admit it can be
exhausting starting over in the middle of the year.
I'm not only in a new location but my teaching role has completely
changed from being primarily a resource teacher and co-teaching to now working
in a self -contained classroom. It is so much fun being with my kiddos all day
long, but it has been hectic adjusting to the planning changes and demands.
I come to you, the CEC Reality 101 blog readers, for tips and tricks
on how you meet your planning demands, especially if you are working in a
self- contained classroom. Have any of you ever made the change from a resource
classroom or co-teaching to being in a self-contained setting?
Another challenge I think all teachers face is time. Where is
the time? Where does it go? Each day it seems like I never have enough time to
get everything done.
Most of all I'm still working on dealing with behaviors that arise
in the classroom and affect how some of my students access the lesson or even
how we get through a lesson.
With the changes and lack of time to meet all
the demands, I just can’t get enough of being in the field of special education
because no one day is the same and each challenge presents a new opportunity to
try a new strategy or teaching tool to solve the problem.