I Miss the Classroom!

This year, I've been serving as a Master Teacher at a middle school that follows the Teacher Advancement Program. The Master Teacher postion is intended to be a teacher support position in which I evaluate teachers, provide weekly professional development, and offer classroom support as needed/wanted. In addition to being the TAP Master Teacher, I am the math department chair, campus instructional specialist, and teach one section of 8th grade math. Needless to say, I have a lot on my plate....and I miss the classroom.

You're probably thinking "but you are in the classroom." Well, I am, but I'm pulled in so many directions that my classroom suffers. My students don't get the best of me, my teachers don't get the best of me, and my family doesn't get the best of me. I hate that no one is getting my best.

Being in this position has also exposed me to the politics of education...and I'm not so sure I like the politics. I know I don't want to be an administrator. I thought I may want to do something in curriculum and instruction, but I feel like there is still so much I want to do in the classroom.

So, while the leadership experience has been valuable, I think I may be going back to being a classroom teacher next year. We shall see...

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