New Job is awesome

Discussion in 'General Education' started by wldywall, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. wldywall

    wldywall Connoisseur

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    I don't even know if I am living my life. This job is just perfect for me. I teach life skills in the morning, consumer math (which I have taught before....basically adulting math), some study skills classes and will be adding a basic math.

    I get to craft, cook and build with students. It is in a great district. The worst most awful students at this school are average for other schools I have been at. There are supplies, a copy center in the building so I don't have to do my own copies, there are text books, enough for everyone, there are tons of supplies. Did I mention supplies? A smart board!!!

    Yes I will have to buy things I need or write a grant, but I have never taught at a school where there were even basic supplies like books for everyone.

    I have had to work really hard and wait a long time for this opportunity and I know I earned this job.

    I am still in a daze, I am not sure pinching myself will work lol. I feel like I am living someone elses life right now.

    I hope I am able to prove I am the teacher all the time I showed in the demonstration lesson. I want to keep this job for a very long time.
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Congrats!
     
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    swansong1 Virtuoso

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    So, I guess you aren't nervous about succeeding at this job anymore?:p
    So glad you have finally found your forever home!!
     
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    I'm very happy for you.

    It is nice you appreciate what you have now.
     
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    wldywall Connoisseur

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    Oh I am absolutely terrified that I will mess this up lol.

    I know I worked hard to get here, but I still worry that I am not good enough.
     
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    ms.irene Connoisseur

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    You must be good enough, because a good district hired you! Good districts don't get good by hiring mediocre teachers.

    That said, I felt the same way when I started in my current district. Like, wow, I have an actual classroom budget! There is a copy person to make my copies, so I don't have to wrassle the copier when it breaks down! When students act up, there is security to escort them to the discipline office, and there is actual discipline that occurs! It's amazing to me when people complain about some of these things, having come from schools that didn't have them at all. I also understand the self-doubt and the "am I good enough?" that comes from finally being in a good district. Five years later, I have seen enough new hires come and go to know that I am right where I belong.
     
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    Hearing that helps a ton. You have no idea! lol

    I know I will have to work hard to prove myself. Not because they are looking to find fault, but because I want to prove it to myself.
     
  9. Milsey

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    I'm so happy for you after reading about your travails in Los Vegas. But remember, dream Jobs can become a nightmare - or get eliminated.
     
  10. vickilyn

    vickilyn Guru

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    Well, that could be true, but I would work on the assumption that a lot would have to go wrong for that to be the outcome. Wldywall, you can worry about bad things that might happen, or continue to do your own personal best on a daily basis. There is a freedom in the latter choice that encourages freedom to evolve and grow in the position. Worrying about what bad things could happen is just a depressing place to live, so I would choose to work hard while enjoying the perks of your job. If all is going well, I guarantee you that they are just as happy to have you as you are to have them. Best of luck!
     
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    Really, Milsey?
     
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    So much about who I am as a teacher has changed in recent years. I am a much better teacher, as I suspect all teachers are after several years of growth, but I am more confident as well. Las Vegas was a paperwork mistake, one that had nothing to do with me......crap happens, oh well. I got a beautiful road trip out of it and got to spend tons of time with my youngest. So that is all good as well. (but nice try Misley to stir the pot)

    My only anxiety is the teacher I am taking over for is fantastic and did so much for the school. She is a massive pair of shoes to fill. I will have to prove my worth in other ways, I have the same skills she does. However she is a fantastic seamstress while I am a capable seamstress, etc. I will have to remind myself frequently that I don't have to compare to her, just be the best I can be.
     
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    You know, I'm no seamstress at all, but I have other skill sets that make me valuable. Capable is better than my best, so I think they are making out like a bandit. You are seeing the fully finished former teacher, not the newly hired teacher she once was. You will simply grow in the position until no one can imagine that you haven't always been there. I have been plagued with doubts at periods in my career, and the same observation I just made about you soon owning the position was shared with me. I chose to believe the message, and have been very blessed to grow into a position that I am actually very good at. Hoping you have a wonderful New Year, wldywall.
     
  14. MathGuy31

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    Very offsetting and rude. Not appropriate at all for this forum. This person must not like others having a wholesome environment at their job, which does happen.
     
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