THOUGHTS FOR PRE-SERVICE AND BEGINNING TEACHERS (22)
It seems to me that educators are on the go and so immersed within the busy-work of our profession, there is no time to draw breath, relax and consider our accomplishments. There is little time for self-appreciation or appreciating fellow educators or students with whom we might be working.
So much of what we do is about administrivia that does little to support real educational effort. Justification is too often the order of the day and often to little avail. No sooner is one set of paperwork accountabilities and compliances completed than we have to move to the next. We stress out, and for what real purpose.
There is a need re-position and re-set priorities so they focus on our children and students, not simply on justifying our position as occupational members.
Teachers new to our profession need to be aware of this propensity. Sadly, what can be done about correction and realignment of educational focus will take some doing.