It's funny how my last post was about being re-energized after my time away from work. I have been back to work a little over a month and do not feel energized. Was it all the meetings/trainings that we had at the beginning of the school year? Was it coming back to the States having only a few days off before going back to work? Was it hosting a conference at our school in the first month and all that needed to be done to make it a success? Was it agreeing to teach 3 new classes?
I think that all these factors play into the feeling of "I'm just getting by." I am not that person who likes to just get by. I am a planner...I like to plan at least a week in advance, I like to have a rough idea for the trimester of where I am going with my students, and I make to do lists CONSTANTLY!
I always say that I would never want to be an administrator, but the longer I stay in education, the more I long for administrators who remembered what it was like in their instructional days and empathize with those who are in the trenches.