A new school year, a new school, a new job all started today. Alright technically they started on Monday with new teacher orientation. As I have mentioned before this school is significantly bigger than both my last school and any other school I have worked in before. Today I met at least 30 people. If I remember five of their names I am feeling successful so far. With any building I am sure I will come across a variety of different personalities, but one recurring theme I seem to hear is that my new job is “a cake job” and that I am extremely lucky.
While I do love cake, LOVE cake, that is about as far as this analogy goes for me. I have no idea how to do nothing, no idea how to make my job “easy”. I have never been the type to sit back and let others do while I reap the benefit. In my previous school I took on my challenges, attempted to make big changes, and tried to say yes to any kid or staff member who needed my help. In a school this big, even with it split into smaller groups, I will have my work cut out for me. I am excited about making a difference, about having the opportunity to make school better for the kids I will be working with, and teaching easier and more fun for the teachers.
I am going to continue doing, continue taking on tasks, and continue looking for ways to create a better education for kids. Those are lofty goals for year one where EVERYTHING is new, but when everything is new it is important to fall back on what you know.