A I teach a hybrid model at Harlingen CISD. I have students who come into my classroom and students who learn remotely. Teaching life looks like carrying the weight that children face at home and making sure their learning goals are being met. Teaching life entails long hours of contacting parents, following CDC guidelines, being the students’ strongest support system, and building relationships. As an educator, I extend myself beyond the classroom environment. Teaching life entails being the students’ mentor, counselor, parent, supporter, as well as their teacher. It’s balancing lesson planning, teaching, and making sure the students have everything they need to become successful.