Feeling Alone…


I am a people person…I like to talk with others. It is tough for me to be alone and not have others stop by my room or talk with me. I need people in order to be happy and function well.

Being at now four schools has proven to be difficult and challenging for me. I enter classrooms of teachers I do not know but I blend in so not to be noticed. One day I wanted to be noticed…that day would have been Monday…

I was reflecting on my year thus far and realized that I needed to provide more time for my teachers. so what did I do, I provided a time to be there for them: Office Hours. I sent out a wonderful email stating I would be in my room every Monday morning at 7:30am, which is 10 minutes before our contractual time, to answer any questions or concerns they may have about our shared ELL students. I sent out a reminder email the night before and was excited to arrive early and answer questions or just help teachers understand our shared students better. I waited and waited…

No one came…

Picture1I also decided to have virtual office hours during my planning time for anyone on Twitter to ask questions. I set up an appear.in room and tweeted it out. I had a friend retweet it and I was feeling pretty excited. All you had to do was click on a link and boom, you were there. I waited and waited…

No one came…

Monday nights also house my district’s Twitter chat, #DubChat. I had a guest moderator, Jay Thompson. We spent hours preparing the questions and getting ready, sent reminders and waited patiently for 8:30pm to arrive. Jay and I were ready, on Tweetdeck ready to go and waited and waited…

No one came…

It was a day of being left behind…being alone. I tried not to take it personally but it’s tough when you’re the provider of the time and information and no one listens or comes, it’s hard not to. I want to help, I want to change mindsets, I want to be a change agent and it’s hard to when you feel as if no one listens…

I am not giving up…I will continue to be in my classroom every Monday morning at 7:30am and will continue to be the voice of change, the voice of collaboration and the voice of me…