My mind is ablaze! I can hear the chorus of crickets and frogs outside my house, but it’s not currently enough to distract my ADD thought processes.
I started my new job today. I haven’t been very public with thr fact that I left my own position. Today was a strange experience. At least 2 other people from my previous district were hired by my new one… The bith aproached me saying, “I know you.”
Those moments arw thoroughly ego-boosting and all-explaining. Ego-boosting because I made a memorable impact training other teachers. All-explaining because my previous district took advantage of my skills and work ethic without ever giving me hope of advancement – therefore qhen a new district offered me a position, I jumped on it.
I’m a comparrison person and a detail watcher. “We did it this was in my old place.” I don’t do it to offend or tl be difficult. I do it because it helps me solidify and remember changes I have to make. It’s amazing how many people are offended by comparisons. Thimpdistricts a bad thing. In fact, they’re actually a big part of the Marzano Education Growth Model.
August 1st brings the end of my summer and this year, a new adventure. I’m excited and intrigued by most if the differences I am encountering. I am terrified of the changes.
I also can’t stop thinking about the 2 year anniversary of someone I loved leaving. Apparently it still impacts me. Labor day weekend is just over a month away and yet I am already consumed by the pain of the end to that chapter.
It’s also a Westie Fest Comp weekend. I havr no idea how to balance Westie Fest and a new job in the samd 4 days… But I will. It’s always a great first impression – showing up to work totally exhausted because you got 15 hours of sleep scattered across 4 days. I’ll just explain myself away and ask them to suspend their first impressions. Sometimes honesty and appearing knowledgeable are the first impression despite falling asleep at your desk – AHEM! – chair.
This year I have a desk with a chair in an office. Last year I started my fifth year inthe district without a room, no desk, no chair. Yet somehow I presented dkstrict PD to 100+ people, participated in master scheduling, was selected as a member of a business focus group, sat on the Late, Loitering, Skipping Comittee, participated in the credit recovery desogn3 committee, mentored 2 new teachers….
Am I missing anything besides my regular 7-3 job responsibilities? This school year should be a breeze compared to that. So why does the end of summer bring so Mich anxiety?