What a day. Being a special ed teacher is just insanity sometimes.
I teach all day...I don't really put any down time into my day. I teach a small group of kids reading, language arts, and math. Then I coteach an inclusion science and social studies class. So, it's a full day of teaching and then today I had a case conference with a parent. I knew this conference was going to be difficult...the parent is a bit of a bully...so I called in all the big guns (principal, special ed supervisor, gen ed teacher, counselor, speech teacher). And this guy came in spoiling for a fight. Did I mention I'm sick? Ugh. But I got through the meeting, I was able to hold my 'line' and hammer out some appropriate accomodations for this kid. And dad left happy. My principal and special ed supervisor complimented my ability to hold my ground but be so nice about it. I wanted to tell them that I've had plenty of practice this past year.
But I didn't and that's progress for me, not to reference the divorce or ex-shat. I just smiled and asked when I could expect my hazard duty pay.
I am just wiped out from today. Fingers crossed that tomorrow is low-key and none of my students will have a meltdown.