Sometimes it gets lonely in the art room. I am the only one here who does my job. The positives of being the one art teacher is that I have freedom from planning meetings, common assessments, etc. Freedom, baby, yeah.
But, there’s a lot to be said for having a team. When things don’t go well you can run next door and ask for advice. You can share your woes and triumphs because you have a team. Your peeps. They understand. They’ve got your back. I run down the halls excited about something that went really well. People nod their heads and say, “That’s great.” But they really don’t understand. They don’t know the amount of work it took to get the kids to this point because they are not on my team. Our experiences are just too different. Right?!