I have a student teacher this year for 8 weeks. She is in a word, awesome. I get to shape and mold her into a wonderful teacher. We don't have the traditional teacher/student teacher relationship. She gets to experience the wonderful world of weird ass me. (It's funny, when people who don't know me well talk to me I am very frank and upfront. She says "That's Just Jen, you get used to it.) I figured I would give her a real world teaching experience and she is doing a great job. She is taking over for me and I have to find other things to do from time to time. Here's what I did today.
Followed a student around who refused to go to class. He actually stopped for me, and told me what was wrong, but wouldn't go to the office with me. He just made some bad choices and I handed it off to someone in charge. That took 45 minutes.
I completed our Special Ed Roster (which means nothing to anyone who isn't a sped department head. Oh yeah, I am the department head!) faxed and mailed it in.
Finished some paperwork and submitted it.
Escorted a student to lunch who can't seem to make it there and back without being a giant butt head in line.
Made two journal prompts notebooks for students who were absent.
Observed a teacher who is struggling with his classes and gave suggestions.
Did some lesson plans, then sent my student teacher to do them since she needs the practice.
Called Wyoming and balled someone out for not sending us records.
Scheduled an IEP meeting.
Helped a fellow teacher pick up cherries that were thrown in her window and hit her in the head.
Stood on the corner doing bus duty to make sure there were no fights.
Went home and blogged about my boring ass day!
For me, this is nothing. I am an obsessive multi-tasker at work. I don't have enough to do. Maybe I will sit in the office tomorrow and help with discipline. I love me a good parent phone call. I haven't gotten an angry call yet. Oh, maybe I can get called a bitch. I love that. I have a goal for tomorrow!