As a fairly new teacher (<5 years of real experience), I often ask myself this question. Along with a bucketload of others:
Am I teaching this concept correctly?
Am I satisfying the criteria/ standard/ curriculum/ outcomes?
Am I assessing too often/ not enough?
Am I documenting enough?
How do you spell that word again?
Am I catering for student X enough?
Am I spending too much time working with my needy student Y and neglecting the rest of the class?
Why can't I seem to get through to student Z?
Am I pushing too hard/ not hard enough?
Are my expectations to high?
Am I doing enough Maths?
Am doing too much Maths?
Am I too loud?
Is my teacher voice annoying? (My husband likes to describe it as: occasionally 'shrill')
Do I let my class get too noisy?
Are the parents satisfied with me?
Am I making sense?
Do the kids understand what I'm saying at all?
Before I spiral into a blackhole of negative thoughts and self doubt, I take a moment to breathe and ask myself 2 simple questions:
1. Do my students enjoy coming to school? I think so, at least the majority of the time.
2. Am I doing the best job I can for these kids? Yes, I believe I am.