Granted, it is a Monday, and it seems like things just pile up quickly, but that's why it's so imperative to complete my interviews for the jobs in the classroom within the next few days.
Well, because as a teacher, you certainly don't just have work at school to take care of... you almost ALWAYS could bring something home to do.
Once the jobs are in place and running correctly, it certainly takes the pressure off, and I can't wait.
For one, it gives the students a sense of ownership of the classroom, and allows them to feel comfortable in the classroom setting that their opinions (and hard work) are welcomed.
Also, it frees you up, the teacher, to do what you do best: TEACH.
I've mentioned "that word" a few times in the first 10 blogs, but it really is true with this program. If you are in control of every aspect of your classroom, and don't trust the students to help out their fair share, you're simply going to burn out! It's as simple as that.
This feeling that I have today is how some of you probably feel all of the time... a feeling like you can never catch up on all of the things that you "have to do."
Granted, you can't have the students do "everything" ... but believe me, once you "hire" them to start doing their jobs (and doing it correctly), it will give you such a sense of relief, you'll be able to think more clearly throughout the day.
You'll be able to go home at a decent hour (without a ton of papers in your bag).
You'll be able to ENJOY YOUR JOB!!!
You'll be able to do things in your life that you haven't been able to do ... in years!
So, now let's get on to the hiring of some jobs in the classroom!!!!!
Personally, I can't wait.