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Interviews, the future, and budgets: oh my! April 28, 2011

Filed under: Budget,education,teaching,Uncategorized — candidteacher @ 1:00 am

Candid Teacher Admits: There are so many things to be nervous about.

I am a bundle of nerves!!

So much is riding on the budget vote tonight, and I am powerless.  We will see what happens!  And of course, I will keep you posted.

All I know is that school is winding down so quickly, and I am so happy about it!  Summer sunshine, here I come. 🙂

Yours,
Candid Teacher

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I’m Passionate About My Job April 11, 2011

Filed under: education,teaching — candidteacher @ 8:21 pm

Candid Teacher Admits: I’m shocked- I’m passionate about my job!

While I’ve always been passionate about children and the idea of teaching children, I never thought I’d be passionate about a job.  Though I’ve wanted to be, I didn’t think it could truly happen.  So, I am pleased to say that yesterday I had a light-bulb moment.  I AM passionate about my job!

While venting about co-workers (yeah, I’m guilty) and their disrespect of their students, I realized that teaching truly means more to me than “just a job”.  It’s a lifestyle.  I’m so proud to say, “I’m a teacher”.  Beyond that, I feel that teaching reading is something truly special since reading is something everyone needs to get through life, no matter who you are or what you do.  Advocating for my students, (especially since I often have the ill behaved and largely disliked students,) and following through for what I know is right gets me so fired up and makes me feel like I truly am making a difference in their lives.

I can’t do everything, and I certainly don’t do an over-the-top, 110% job all the time, but I do my best and I care about my students as if they were my own flesh and blood.  I think that’s a pretty good start, don’t you?

Yours,
Candid Teacher

 

Applying… again! April 10, 2011

Filed under: education,teaching,Uncategorized — candidteacher @ 8:46 pm

Candid Teacher Admits: Though I dislike the tedious process of applying for jobs, I actually secretly enjoy it.  It gives me a high to think, “Who will love me on paper today?’

It’s difficult to apply for jobs and wait, hoping the phone will ring, to find that nobody calls.  However, it’s slightly addicting to get a multitude of phone calls.  It makes me feel wanted, even though it is only on paper.  I enjoy writing and editing resumes and get a kick out of making my skills sound even better than they truly are.  Is that deceitful, or just good marketing?

Oh well, no matter what it is, I do hope I get to go on at least one interview – if only for the thrill of it.  Am I the only one who feels this way?  Though it’s never fun to be without a job (as I’ve found out already!!), it is fun to have the “courtship” of finding one.  And I must say, if I can apply online, it’s even better!  Click, and it’s in… very little effort is required once the application materials are together.  What a beautiful thing.

Yours,
Candid Teacher