Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Killin' Time....

So when you work with college students, and they're gone for a couple of weeks between semesters, what do you do all day?  Well, yesterday I cleaned my office, reprogrammed my phone, web surfed, sent some emails, and then looked at the clock: 11:00am, and I work 'til 5:00.  Hmmmmmmm.....

It's that time of year when I realize that as much as my students drive me crazy sometimes, I miss them when they are not here.  I love my job- mom says it's perfect for me 'cause I get paid to tell people what to do!  I also have a store of funny stories about my students; they really do brighten up my day, and when they succeed, I succeed.  We just graduated our largest group ever last week, and I like to think that I made a small difference, played a small part in that.  It's one of the things that gets me out of the bed each morning (and anyone who knows me knows I like my sleep); it's what drives me to check and respond to emails at 10:00 at night, to work on the weekend.  Each time I get that "thanks" email from a student, I know I have helped them along their path to Teacher of the Year!  It's a good feeling; kinda addicting.

Now.... what to do with the rest of the time until they come back?   Time to get creative!

***UPDATE*** I have answered my own question.  I have spent more time than I care to admit trying to figure out the dadgum slideshow over there on the right.  Go watch it, will ya?!

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