I feel like this constantly and have found if difficult at times to balance what I can and can’t do, which leaves me frustrated. I don’t understand why some teachers cannot comprehend an English Learner’s struggles and provide help and guidance…or at least follow the accommodations they are required by law to provide!
That has been a major stress since becoming an EL teacher.
My students come to me when they have problems that range from help on homework, a bullying issue, an issue with a teacher, thoughts on suicide, deportation, the list goes on!
My fellow EL teachers, graduate classmates and professors, and my husband are they ones who I go to for support and to just listen to my frustrations.