Hi! I'm so excited for fall! Fall is my favorite because I can wear boots! And Sweaters! I love leaves! Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. Decorations!
Oh. I'm sorry. Wrong Blog.
Anyway. I think I do a decent-enough job planning interesting lessons for my students. But I am fairly miserable about grading everything and entering it on the computer. I hate it. And I think keeping track of participation points is lame.
At lunch today, my department chair mentioned that in her 34 years of teaching, she has only met one teacher who was completely devoted to each of her classes, and each of her students. Said teacher was a middle-aged single woman who stayed at the school until 6 pm every night.
I get annoyed when people imply I want to teach because something else didn't work out. For me, teaching was never the back-up plan. I decided to do this at age 16. This, the TEACHING is the plan.
So I will take every opportunity to do so. Even faker temporary teaching.
However, I am starting to realize that if next year there are still no jobs, I will have to do something else. This is hard to fathom when you have had a PLAN, the SAME PLAN since age 16.
What should I do?