Despite the fact that I tell my students that I have Super Sonic hearing, and that I have eyes in the back of my head, I am NOT a Super Teacher! I am simply an educator who is dedicated to her students…. I want my 3rd graders to succeed… I want them to love coming to school… I want them to have fun learning… I want to make a difference in their lives!
However sometimes I feel as if I’m expected to BE a Super Teacher, a feat that might be possible if I did in fact possess super powers. You see every year I feel as if the education system asks me to jump through more hoops, complete more paperwork, repeatedly test my students although many assessments have yet to be checked for validity, and the list goes on and on all with the justification that it’s in the students best interest.
However, what about the Teachers? Who’s going to look out after us? Who’s working hard to make sure that exceptional teachers don’t leave the profession?
Although I may NOT be a Super Teacher, what I lack in powers I certainly make up in heart, drive, and determination.