Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In the face of limitless jobs, create parameters

Teaching is a limitless job. There's always more you can do, but to be a healthy, happy individual and a good teacher you can't work around the clock. That's why educators have to create parameters.

When creating parameters what's important?

My parameters depend on the following:
  • at work, spending most time, with the exception of a lunch break, devoted to teaching children, organizing the classroom, responding to parent/colleague emails, planning and preparing lessons, and collegial work.
  • after work, there's still lots to do, and I use this time to offer extra help, continue planning/prepping lessons, responding to student work, emails, and other school matters, and acquiring and readying materials for teaching.
A healthy routine that meets the requirements of the job, allows learning and some extra contribution, and enables teachers to be healthy and happy is essential. It's important for every educator to create positive parameters that lead to good teaching and good living. Onward.