Just shoot me!

Do you ever get that feeling like you're just sinking? That no matter how much water you tread you just can't seem to reach the surface?
I've been feeling a bit that way lately.  I'm feeling so far behind the 8 ball, and every time I take one step forward, three more things are piled on to my plate.  
I hit the wall today, and probably didn't do myself any favours with my colleagues.  
Story time - we have a school assembly each week, and myself and one other teacher are kind of in charge of this as part of some of our responsibilities. I'm all good with that, and I'm also all good with being up the front being a rah rah girl.  I'm a pretend extrovert you see!  What I'm not ok with is standing in front of 450 5-13 year olds who aren't paying attention, and having the 20 odd adults who are around them just sitting passively not trying to control the situation.
Any advice please! How do you deal with team mates who don't support the common goals in your school?

Any suggestions at all...

Erin

3 comments

  1. I'm sorry you feel like you're drowning. I've definitely been there! Can you incorporate some sort of grade level or class competition into the assemblies to make them more engaging and motivate students to participate?

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  2. I'm sorry that you are feeling that way at work. I am half a world, but right there with you on feeling like you are drowning. I like the idea of a competition for the kids that would get the teachers involved. Hope it gets better soon.

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  3. Wow, a school assembly every week? Sounds like a lot of work. And I definitely feel you with the whole not everyone being on board thing. I feel that way at work sometimes too. Not sure what to do about it so I just do what I do.

    By the way, I'm nominating you for the Liebster Award. Visit my blog to find out more information. Looking forward to reading your responses! :)

    Pam
    Diary of a Second Grade Teacher

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