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I teach K-12 and see about 650 students per week. I also sponsor the school
yearbook for K-12, do set design for 2 plays every year, have 2 art fairs
every year (elementary-secondary) and have a 1 1/2 year old at home. I'm
really stressed right now and am looking for a job with just one level.
Either elementary or secondary. I've been at the same school for 7 years
I spend every evening at school until 4:30 and then from 8:30 p.m. to
midnight grading, etc.(evening are devoted to my son). For elementary I
just don't grade anymore I can't possibly do it all. Grades 5-8 have index
cards on a recipe box. We get them out in class every day and I write
grades and comments on behavior on them, dated ofcourse! It works for me.
Parens can see the card if they desire and I have a record for my gradebook
Don't mean to moan, but I'm burned out!
Robert E. "Bo" Sheffey & Family wrote:
> Another question for you folks. From previous posts you may remember, I
> am teaching middle school for the first year after years of high school.
> It has been a huge adjustment and I posed one of the question about
> classroom management.
> My next question is about time management. I would be interested to know
> how much time each of you spend in your classroom after and before
> school, how much work do you do at home, how many of your day's off,
> I feel like I'm working and not getting everything done.
> How do you prioritize whats most important to be done. Displays, art
> shows, grades, individual student attention, etc. Any tips on how you
> have "come to grips" with all of the demands would be greatly
> appreciated. I'm considering changing my grading system to be more time
> efficient. I don't have time to grade every little piece anymore.
> Middle schoolers create hugh amounts of artwork.
> I am having some success with classroom management from the tips you
> sent. Maybe I'll make it in middle school.....and then again, maybe I'll
> look for a high school position.
> Thanks in advance,
> TREE, Teresa Sheffey
> Montwood Middle School
> El Paso, TX