July 24, 2010

Teacher Erin

Week 1, done! Totally exhausted. I can't quite believe it, but I have my first week of teaching under my belt.

I lie in bed when I should be sleeping thinking and thinking. I think I have about 5 to-do lists on the go with ideas of things I want to try.

The craziest thing I have found so far is reminding myself that I am actually a teacher. I still get a little surprised when parents ask me questions - I'm so use to being the casual/student who everyone pretends doesn't exists.
Of course it's a huge learning curve. My list of questions that I wrote up last night is almost as long as the combined to-do lists.

6 comments:

Sherry and Donna said...

Welcome to the world of teaching ... now try and slow your brain down long enough to enjoy the rest of your week-end.
Donna :) :)

michelle said...

Hi there Erin,
Yep it's a non stop mental workout with no relief on weekends. I spend my time reading resource books, trawling opshops, feeling inadequate when I look at the ideas and photos posted by the lovely ladies from Irresistible ideas fpbl (only joking you are inspiring) and drinking a fair whack of sav blanc (naturally in my own time). Where are you based?

michelle said...

HI Erin,
I am with you on the brain not being able to stop. I dream my work. I am constantly looking at hard waste on the side of the street and contemplating whether I can use it somehow at work, I worry constantly about how to extend on ideas, I live for the school hols but spend them reading resource books.... I have worked in this industry for 15 years but only just finished my degree last year. Where are you based?

michelle said...

Sorry about the multiple responses. Thought the first post didn't work- apparently it worked twice. 2 words-Sav Balnc.

Erin said...

Donna; I have enjoyed not having to get out of bed as soon as I wake up - but my brain is still spinning :)

Michelle; don't worry, I've done a few double comments in my time.

I know what you mean, I've only done one week so far, but I feel like I never switch off from the job. I went into the hardware shop yesterday and I spent half an hour seeing all these things that would be great in my class. Will have to be careful not to spend all my money!!

I working in North-West Sydney, Australia. Don't want to get more specific for obvious reasons :)

Katie said...

Well done on surviving, Erin!