We spend a good chunk of our time, energy, and money on the children in our class each year.
We spend countless hours organising wonderful lessons so that the children we teach will all be motivated, excited, and interested in what we have to say.
We buy our own professional development materials, and complete these readings, workshops, and conferences in our own time.
And most of it goes thankless.
When does enough become enough? When do you move from feeling like it will make a difference, to just pushing the proverbial up the hill?
This week was book week at my school. I spent countless hours organising people to come in and read to our kids, creating competitions for classes to do, and planning activities for classes to work through this week. And no one did anything. It was a huge waste of my time and energy. How much effort is too much? When all this preparation and planning was for the kids, and motivating them to read and write, when do you just pack it all in?