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.
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
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?