You’ve made it! Your first teaching assignment. The beginning of your rookie year is full of excitement and promise. It’s also full of surprises.
The stack of papers to be graded suddenly towers on your desktop and threatens to crush you alive. Administrators are calling you to meeting after endless meeting. You can’t use your planning hour to plan. Instead, your time’s consumed preparing materials, calling parents and completing an endless stream of paperwork. The pressure’s piling fast.