Coaching and exhaustion

Discussion in 'General Education' started by Pi-R-Squared, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Pi-R-Squared

    Pi-R-Squared Groupie

    Jun 23, 2013
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    Mar 7, 2019

    I’m a first-time assistant coach and I’m tired as heck. Baseball season started in January but the games are just now being played. I feel my teaching abilities are slipping mainly from stuff not being graded in a timely manner. Ia anyone here a seasoned coach who can guide me on how to maintain my teaching responsibilities while also coaching? I now see why coaches show movies! I won’t do that, I promise!
  3. teacherintexas

    teacherintexas Maven

    Jul 7, 2005
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    Mar 7, 2019

    My husband went in an hour and a half early most days to get his teaching responsibilities taken care of when he was teaching a tested social studies class.
  4. readingrules12

    readingrules12 Aficionado

    Jul 3, 2010
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    Mar 7, 2019

    Pi-R-Squared, I wish everyone would read your note before they enter coaching. I love that students can play sports, and some teachers handle both teaching and coaching well. For most though it is so overwhelming.
  5. tchr4vr

    tchr4vr Companion

    Oct 13, 2015
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    Mar 8, 2019

    I'm not a coach, but I ran a theatre program for a number of years. Full teaching schedule of AP/DE and 5 shows a year, so rehearsals every day after school starting in September-May, a weekend a month, plus late nights every few months. It is exhausting. I got really good at scheduling the really big, time consuming grading (paper, etc) for in-between shows. My kids do a lot of independent work, 20 minutes of direct instruction, then students working, so I have time to so grading, etc. Not that I'm not available to help, but I'm not directly teaching all block. It is exhausting, and not everyone can do it, but I find if you love it, it makes it bearable. I also did a lot of peer conferencing, peer grading, and a lot of small, short assignments that could be graded during a break in rehearsal, or in 30 minutes while i'm waiting for dinner to be finished. BUt sometimes, it just doesn't get done--that's the way of it.
  6. teacherguy111

    teacherguy111 Cohort

    Jan 9, 2013
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    Mar 12, 2019

    I coached middle school, high school and college basketball. It was too much for my family. I was giving my family the least of me. I now am much healthier, watch every one of my own kids games, play more basketball, eat better.

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