First of all, the fact that you are even reflecting to ask yourself if you’re doing enough speaks volumes. Second of all, you are far from alone in this feeling! It is unfortunate, but many teachers (myself included) doubt themselves on if they’re doing enough or making a difference. In the big picture, just remember that students are more likely to remember how you made them feel than the math lesson on dividing decimals you taught today. If you are still concerned about the day-to-day, make sure you have a supportive team of teachers in place. If you already have a group, make sure it’s a “real team” and not “teacher cliques”– you want professionals that will pep talk you when you need it, but give you a reality check when you need that, too. Keep an open door policy and invite principals, supervisors, or coaches in to your room as well. It does wonders to send an email saying, “Hi there! In class we’ve been struggling with _____. Would you have time to spend 15-20 minutes in our room to hopefully provide some feedback?” Is it scary to open our doors? It sure can be! But in the end, we grow when we know. Those supervisors and coaches are to help you get there.
Finally, I’ve really enjoyed educational blogger Ellie Herman. One of my favorite posts can be found here: http://www.gatsbyinla.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/are-you-a-bad-teacher