Image Map

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Job?

Are you one of the fortunate people that love what you do?  I am.  Yes, I have those days where all you want to do is hit the snooze and go back to bed, or just say, "To heck with it all, I need a mental health day today!"  Even on the days when I feel like that, when I get to my school, I just feel better.  I'm sure the double dose of coffee doesn't hurt!  So, yes I have a job, but it is so much more than that.  I feel guilty sometimes even calling it a job.

I teach in a K-5 building with 3 sections of each grade, with 4th grade being the only exception at 2 sections.  My role as a reading specialist is to provide Tier I and Tier II instruction for literacy in my building.  For those of you who don't speak RTI, Tier I just means that I help teachers with their classroom instruction in reading and Tier II means that I also pull small groups of children to give them more intensive reading instruction   When I type that, I am awed at how simple that sounds.  Pretty easy job description right?

If you are anything like me, the guilt of not being able to help everyone in your building that needs help; students, teachers, and parents alike is enough to drive one crazy.  I feel so torn sometimes!  I would love to hear how other building reading specialists structure their day.  So tell me, what does a typical day for you look like?  I know that I am in pretty good company with all of you hard workers out there.

No comments:

Post a Comment