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February 18, 2010

One of Those Weeks

By Stacey Burt



    Sometimes being a teacher can be overwhelming. Day to day tasks and the responsibility can be intense. Add to that the duties of family and community and some weeks can definitely be more taxing than others. For me, this is one of those weeks.


    As the date for state testing approaches I feel the pressure. From all directions, the urgency to have my students show gains, complete every day tasks, and be a good mother and wife are weighing on me. So this week my question to you is, “how do you do it?” How do you meet the needs of your students, administrators, and family this time of year?


    I know we all have moments when we feel like we’re in a pressure cooker, so how do you cope? I can’t wait to hear your responses and gain some insight from others that might be experiencing the same feelings I am.


    Thanks for your input- Stacey



    Sometimes being a teacher can be overwhelming. Day to day tasks and the responsibility can be intense. Add to that the duties of family and community and some weeks can definitely be more taxing than others. For me, this is one of those weeks.


    As the date for state testing approaches I feel the pressure. From all directions, the urgency to have my students show gains, complete every day tasks, and be a good mother and wife are weighing on me. So this week my question to you is, “how do you do it?” How do you meet the needs of your students, administrators, and family this time of year?


    I know we all have moments when we feel like we’re in a pressure cooker, so how do you cope? I can’t wait to hear your responses and gain some insight from others that might be experiencing the same feelings I am.


    Thanks for your input- Stacey

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