So I've had many people ask me if I love teaching. Well love is a very strong word! Do I enjoy the teaching part of teaching? Yes. Do I like most of my students as people? Yes. Are there some that I'd like to kick in the teeth? Sure!
Overall I enjoy the job. Sure, there are frustrations that come along with it, like the students that are "too cool for school" and don't do a daggone thing. Or the chronically absent students that make my life difficult to give them any type of grades!!! And the extra paperwork that needs to be done can get a little crazy. But actually teaching is great. And I'm extremly fortunate that I only work every other day. It gives me time to get planning done and prepare for my classes. Plus I have plenty of time to grade papers and update my gradebook. Now if the principal decides to make me full time next year, it will be a major adjustment!
I have an excellent support network within the science department. And my mentoring teacher is the best! I couldn't work at a better school. I'm so grateful that it was recommended that I apply for the job!