From the blog, but not from teaching.

From the blog, but not from learning.

From the blog, but not from reflecting.

I have been struggling this year, struggling to find a balance between my new babies at home and my "old life" here at school.  Merging two worlds is much harder than I anticipated.  I was formerly a stay-later, often leaving long after school was over.  Now I can't do that. I don't want to do that.  So, instead, I come early.  But there's something about the early hours that is not conducive to productivity for me.

So I struggle with finding this new place, this new position as mommy merged with my old position of teacher.

In the meantime, chew on this:  My school has gone through MORE THAN DOUBLE the amount of paper than in previous years. Paper. Perhaps this is directly correlated to the heavy-handed implementation of Professional Learning Community procedures and requirements.