Chris Evans at the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Press Conference. March 11th, 2014
Never settle for less than you deserve.
So on the journey to my at the moment ideal job (school board teacher), I’ve decided to take a detour. I made use of my undergrad degree - so now I’m a RECE in daycare. Which is not bad I do enjoy my job and what not. But today made me realize that no…I’m not cut out for it. My mental state cannot handle it…feels like I’m going insane and my anxiety and stress level has skyrocketed!
I work with 19 toddlers 1.5 - 2.5 years of age with an ECA. My ECA? She is amazing and we’re really compatible. The toddlers are a bunch of cuties and are very smart but can be a handful. I have a biter in my room and every day it’s another person, and today a parent complained about the biting. I feel like a broken record telling them the same thing and they can see that I’m exhausting myself trying everything I can to help this child and prevent any further incidents…but it’s not enough. Other children are in harm because of this one child…seeing how stressed the parent was made me very emotional…frustrated, angry, sad, sympathetic…all the feels! And there’s only so much I can say to the parent then I just shrug my shoulders. It’s not fair that my ECA and I are put into these situations. Gives me a headache and extra stress in my life which I sure as heck don’t need! Sigh…there’s not really a point to all this I just wanted to let out some steam…but teacher friends out there, what can I do? Any advice on what to do with repeat biters??? Bites that leave marks for months?
I think I’m pretty capable at my job and I do a good job at it. But when I think about it, this is just a detour and no way am I giving up yet. I’m going to keep trying until I get my butt into the board!I deserve more than this, I worked my butt off for those pieces of paper!
You probably think to yourself what a lovely place to learn for your child. Teachers spend many hours finding ideas for organizing and decorating classrooms. Because they know that an organized, efficient environment is essential to learning. But it’s all a mirage. What you do not see is the room’s bare bones before your child’s teacher came in over the summer and transformed it.
But actually how true is this! This article couldn’t be anymore truthful about a teacher’s classroom, especially in the younger grades. This will probably the story of my life…whenever I get my own classroom!