Three IEPs in a single
week. Students involved in custody battles. Parents informing me that their
children cry every Sunday night before school resumes on Monday. Two
eligibility and reevaluations to complete. A disastrous, rainy field trip to the annual county fair. Behavior
plan backfires. And all of that in the past two weeks.
I know that being a
special educator is difficult. I understand that there are days, weeks, and
even entire school years that don’t go smoothly. But when you love the students
you teach and are passionate about their success, tough times take a toll on
you. If my kids aren’t doing well, I’m constantly evaluating and processing what
I can do to fix the problem.