Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mid Week Confessions- Teacher Edition

Like every good Wednesday, I am linking up with E, Myself and I for my mid-week confessions.

As a teacher, I find myself doing a lot of things that I don't entirely know how to do. Running AV equipment, setting up slide shows, coordinating assemblies etc. Mostly I do it because there is no other option. It has to get done so I figure out how to do it. This mid-week confessions post is dedicated to my work life.

1. I really think I bit off more than I can chew with my newest endeavor. I signed up to teach Zumba as an after school program.
And now I will look like that in front of a bunch of middle schoolers. Yikes! In my defense, I have been taking Zumba off and on for about 3 years. I did coach cheer leading for 7 years and I taught PE for 3 years (including dance units). I think I can pull it off, I'm just a little scared of the hip thrusting.

2. One year I coached cross country. What is so funny about that, is it was before I started running. In fact, I don't even think I could run a mile back then.

3. I run all-school assemblies. I hate talking on a microphone in front of big groups. Somehow 4 or 5 times a year I pull it together. I also somehow plan these events to magically run the designated amount of time. Sometimes I walk away and wonder how in the heck I did that.

4. I was fortunate enough to get a job within a month of my December graduation, which meant I only had to substitute for about a month. In that time, I taught high school French, wood shop, biology and  weight lifting. I also taught 6th grade math. The hardest one for me? 6th grade math. I literally had no clue how to do the problems without a calculator. That made for a fun day.
More like dumb teacher
5. I also am in charge of Spirit week every year. I somehow always manage my kids to add pajama day and sports day to the week so I can wear sweats to school twice.

6. The first teaching job I had was to teach 5th-8th grade PE. With the 5th graders I literally played fetch with them and called it Ultimate Frisbee Relay. (I threw the Frisbee and they ran after it and brought it back to me.) This seriously was their favorite game we played. They would beg for it.

Do you have any work related confessions? Anything that you do that you just wing it until it works?


Jena Kay said...

These were good!! I always wanted to teach elementary PE. I think it would fun and good excersize.

Married...with a Pup said...

I can't believe you're teaching zumba!!! That is so exciting! I've never taken a class but I hear they are super fun!

Ashlynn said...

Newest follower! Yes, Zac is too cute. I've apologized in advance to my hubby for any comments that might slip during the movie!

Ash the Bash said...

he he i love the frisbee one!! too funny!! xox

Beth said...

I love these! I'm a high school teacher, but I'm in charge of our Student Council, so I can relate to a few of your comments! (Assemblies finishing on time? HUGE!) Glad to read your blog!

Amy said...

Haha I love these confessions! I always wanted to be a teacher growing up and changed plans right as I was graduating. I have a feeling I'll be back to get that teaching credential though, the classroom is just calling my name!

gadabout said...

haha I do this all the time! I always manage to find myself helping with something or running something where I have NO CLUE what to do or how I actually got involved. I don't even think I realize it until it's over, though, which makes it even crazier. I love that you are so involved at school!