(Original post by dobbs)
Here's a random question for everyone:
Is anyone getting really annoyed at other teachers saying "Oooh stop working so hard" or "It's 5pm, get yourself home!!" At first I was all explaining that I had lots of work to do and just wanted to get it done but now people are STILL saying it and yes I understand that you need the whole work/life balance but what about if you actually don't
need that too much?
I know that sounds weird but I've sort of accepted that this year I'm putting everything else on hold for me to settle into teaching, as well as doing my Masters. I'm content with working non-stop, and actually I'm the type of person who always looks to fill my time with productive things - OK I won't deny it would be nice to have a bit more free time right now but if it comes to free time versus planning lessons that are going to go down really well with my pupils, I choose the latter.
But anyway back to the point, yes, people keep telling me to not work as hard, and even other NQTs seem to be leaving 10 minutes after the bell goes, but I just can't seem to do that because I can't bear to plan crappy lessons or have a messy classroom or not follow up on detentions/homeworks/pastoral issues or not have my books regularly marked.
Right I'll stop there - just wondering if anyone was as crazy as me with the amount of work they're putting in?
It is now Friday night and I shall spend this evening marking Yr10 homeworks and planning some lessons for next week. I shall spend much of Saturday and Sunday also planning, as I have done since mid September