Sunday, January 30, 2011

Summer School?

To teach or not to teach, that is the question. I haven't even had the option of teaching summer school the past two summers because I have been in school myself finishing my Master of Ed. I could really use the money, but I really really don't want to do it.

This year has been an especially tough year teaching because of the added responsibility of having three resource students and because of the many difficult children with BIG personalities in my class. I am bringing home more work than I ever have and unfortunately working on more weekends than I ever have.

I was a little under the weather this weekend, but seriously, I slept through my whole weekend. Honestly, I can't imagine how freeing it will feel the day I am no longer responsible for this group of kids. Every single objective and every single lesson has been a challenge with them. The times during the school day where we mix classes or switch classes feel like breaks.

When I think about the day that I am officially done, I will be so ready for a break. So ready. I just don't know if I should really commit to start something new immediately because I think I will be too burnt out. In all likelihood the summer class would be a smaller group and it seems statistically improbable that I would get this difficult of a group twice in a row. I don't know, though, I think maybe a break is more important to my sanity than the money. I have until Friday to decide...


Tara Adams said...

Don't do it!!!! Take a break.

Joan said...

Don't do it! I did it once, and it was ok, but not worth the time or money.