The mentoring part of my job is getting me down. It bothers me that I have to do so much paperwork. It bothers me that I have to spend so much time doing observations and conferences that I don’t really get to do much coaching. It bothers me that I don’t know if I’m actually being helpful to anyone. It bothers me that I’m asking teachers to do extra work and they haven’t been paid (nor have I) for all the points they earned last year doing this program.
It bothers me that I can’t just shut the door and concentrate on my four year olds.
This is the week I’m going to go in and talk to the Prince, and let him know that this will be the last year I’m a mentor, unless things change for the better.
On my worst days, I don’t know if what we’re doing has helped at all.