Monday we returned, from spring break, to the last quarter of this school year! Usually the first day of a new term is busy with new class schedules, new student ID pictures to take and the excitement that the school year is almost over! What is not so exciting is when the network decides that it doesn’t want to work correctly! After 4 hours of troubleshooting with the tech. dept. and countless times telling teachers that they are working to resolve the issue, I was wiped out when I got home! I had to just keep reminding myself that tomorrow is a new day and with fingers crossed, the network would decide to cooperate.
My unique position as Teacher-Librarian/Technology Integration Teacher allows me the opportunity to interact with most of my staff on a daily basis which helps to develop those critical relationships that are needed for school culture. However, there can be a downside. Staff tends to become more reliant on you, no matter the situation. This can be overwhelming! Reminding myself that I am a critical piece to the wheel is important and for that I am thankful that my staff feels comfortable enough to come to me with issues. i need to remember that I need to take some time for self-care to make it through this last term. Easy enough to say, but sometimes hard to do. It can be as simple as taking a 5 minute walk through the hallway, or doing some deep breathing. Also, just remembering that in the grand scheme of things it could always be worse! Cheers to 43 more days of school!