Your concerns that you talk about in your comment (barely keeping up with what you need to do, feeling regretful of the things you are not teaching, etc.) are all feelings that I have often had in my ten years of teaching. In fact, I am just starting to feel satisfied with what I am doing.
You asked how I manage to teach everything that I do and where I find the time to do so many things in my classroom. Unfortunately, there is no secret except for spending lots of time on school work. I thought that at this point in my career I would be on "easy street," but that is not the case. I am constantly trying to improve what I am already doing, and, at times, it seems the work never ends. I am still not at a point where I feel like everything is perfect or that I can just recycle all that I have done before. While I do use many of the same lessons, projects, and ideas from year to year, I always feel like there is more I can be doing. It sounds like you are the same way! I really do think good teachers never quite get to a point where they are on top of everything because that would mean there is no room for improvement.
I have also found that I can't do it all! There are some really cool (but also time-consuming) things that I used to do in my classroom that I have stopped doing over the years. Each school year I really look at what activities will benefit my students the most, and I will only continue doing those that are high on my list.
I wish that I had "perfect" answers to your questions, but, unfortunately, it really still comes down to lots of time and effort put into my teaching.
Thanks for posting!
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