How do you make sure as a teacher you are doing all you can for each child? What if one child demands more attention than the other 26 kids in the class? How do you handle that?
I struggle with this. This year, I have students who demand so much more time than their classmates that I am beginning to feel guilty of the time I spend with the few. I work hard each day, often realizing that lunch is the first time i have sat in the day, and fall dead tired into bed at night.
I small group, one-on-one, pep talk, cajole, beg, wheel and deal my "demanding" students through their day. Am I teaching them? I wonder sometimes. I pray each night and each morning that my students gain something from my presence. Am I doing all I can?