The first day back to school can be overwhelming and not just for students. Students made their way to class Monday morning at the Academy of Health and Science Professions and STEM at La Joya ISD.
However, the first day back to school can be overwhelming for both the students and teachers like Isaac Perez as it was his first day of teaching.
Despite doing his homework by preparing for the school year through workshops and summer school, Perez still feels nervous.
“I’m nervous about the activities that I planned are not really going to go the way I planned,” said Perez. “You know, sometimes as a teacher, we don’t always see what our students see.”
However, even returning teachers like Jorge Cantu, who has a year of teaching under his belt, still gets anxious about the first day.
“I think it’s just the unfamiliarity that a lot of the teachers have, even veteran teachers tell me the same thing,” said Cantu. “Just get through the first day and everything works out. You finally get to know the kids and they get to know you.”
To get through the school year, Cantu advises other teachers to keep a support system behind them.
“Just don’t think you’re alone,” said Cantu. “I just think that as long as you have a support system in place either at home and here at work, it’s doable.”
La Joya ISD’s Meet the Teacher Night for high school students is Tuesday, Sept. 4.