I'm sure that all of us have gone through times of low self-confidence and second-guessing ourselves. Ours is a very demanding job with a huge variety of expectations and different students' needs to meet. Unlike the classroom teacher, we don't get a structured curriculum to follow and materials to use for each skill that must be taught. Instead, we have 40-60 students (or more!) who have a variety of disabilities, goals and needs. Be patient with yourself and do the best you can. I'll always remember what a supervisor told me when I was first starting out and feeling like you do. She said, "To me, the fact that you're questioning yourself is a good thing. It means that you're looking critically at yourself and know that there is room for improvement. I worry much more about those who think they're doing fine." So give yourself some time and keep working at it. You can do it!
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