Teaching is a lot of work and usually I love the job. I guess all professions have grunt work, but I never imagined how many hours I would spend copying handouts, grading and recording attendance as a high school teacher. There is also the beautifying of bulletin boards, creating rubrics and designing multiple versions of each assessment.
In the past few years I have been happily introducing technology into my practice. I have embraced several learning management systems, created a classroom app, monitored discussion boards and created dozens of videos. I am fascinated by the EdTech world and really want to reach students where they are – online. It has all been fun, but working in the both the classic and digital classroom is exhausting.