I have been a teacher since 1978. (Although, not in any one grade or subject for that long.) Let's see, the most I was in the same position was when I taught 6th grade Health for 4 years in a middle school.
It used to be easier to hide in my classroom and teach, now with NCLB I am seldom alone and to be quite honest--it's rough--sometimes extremely rough. :fall
My stress hormones were making me very ill this year. :afr
Thank God summer break is here. :boogie It will take me all summer just to come down off my cortisol and adrenalin high. :duel
What is your story, my friend and colleague?