This year, I’ve decided to focus on having a better work life balance. My new school does not require us to provide after school help. My team teachers, however, have students in their room after school a lot. Honestly, most of my kids are doing fine and don’t need it. I try to work with the struggling kids during our intervention block. The sped teacher is always asking me to provide extra help after school. It started with saying that we need a consequence for a student who does not try or complete work. She said that anytime he does not complete work, he will need to stay after school. I don’t think this is really fair because I can’t stay after 30-40 minutes a day to make him complete work! I told her this and she said that it doesn’t need to be for so long. I also asked about a gen ed student to see if she could complete a test in her room at a separate table during our intervention block. She told me that it’s best not to and that I should ask mom if she can come in early or stay late. I’m just going to have her do it in the hallway with a clipboard. Am I being unreasonable? I often have after school commitments (PDs, plans with friends) and I also have a dog that I need to walk right after school. Next week, I have after school PDs that I signed up for on three afternoons. And I usually have to go home and do some work still for the next day! I feel like my coworker shouldn’t expect me to tutor after school every day.