If you would like to see a great documentary about a First Year Teacher teaching Grade 1 – this is really worth the time (1 hour approx.) It is an honest account of Jennifer’s teaching journey over 1 year – she shares her joys, ideas and doubts.  It also includes feedback from other teachers and mentors.  She does a great job considering she is exhausted most of the time. There are also interviews with her husband and he talks about the changes in their lifestyle, adjustments and practical realities. I won’t spoil the ending – if you are interested check it out.  It helped me a great deal to think realistically about my future direction and confirmed many of the decisions I have made.