When you’re a Rookie with your 1st class…you’re awfully busy!
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In my opinion – it’s a good thing.
It means you’ve done at least 3 things:
- You worked really hard to get a Long Term Occasional or Permanent job (university, more university, AQ courses, resume building, interview prep, volunteering, networking, etc…)
- You’re working really hard to engage students in rich learning tasks, foster a love of lifetime learning, build community in your classroom, motivate students to be leaders and collaborate in a variety of subject areas, and reflecting on your practices as a teacher (this lesson worked, this one could have used ____, next time I’ll probably leave out _____, etc…)
- You’re maintaining your reputation, building new professional learning networks, and getting involved in your school community
So, if things are a little slow around TheRookieTeacher.ca … you know why… we’re busy little beavers.
We would love to hear your stories…How do you find the new workload? How are you preparing for a new job? Let us know in the comment section below.
ps. please feel free to pass this blog post along to your friends/family members who haven’t seen you in a while (maybe they’ll better understand life as a new teacher)
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