I’m hoping I don’t burn out from being overworked. I get paid for taking on the extra work, but 17 regular classes and running an English club, working on my TEFL, creating lessons for other English teachers all sounds exhausting. The school also wants us to turn in all our powerpoints at the end of the year. I already had to turn in my semester objectives and my lesson plans for the first two weeks. I’m always impressed by the ambitions and the accomplishments of the school I work at, but at times it feels like too much.
I suppose I’ll be addressing some of it as time goes on and I get a sense of what I can do and keep up with. In the meantime, I had a great teacher’s day, sore red hands from tug of war, a few treasures from students, and time to catch up with some of the other teachers about their summers. Sadly, the prizes did not include live chickens or vegetables. I don’t know what the winning team got on Teachers Day, but I won a sizeable supply of napkins.