Today, after a triple period followed by extended time, I placed my head on my desk ... and cried. Not sobs, just some tears that seemed to well up. A first for me.
The meetings with the parents, the effort expended in attempting to educate students that the school would prefer to ignore, the lack of professional and interpersonal support, the dearth of resources and the hours searching for (and modifying) materials - it all takes its toll eventually.
And today it did.