This is me. This is my window outside my Harlem apartment. No A/C, just a small breeze from the window and from my fan off frame.
I am exhausted.
I have been working on a GO Math presentation with two other teachers for tomorrow’s (what was used to be known as) Brooklyn-Queens (all-day professional development) Day. Though I did almost all the typing and writing of all the materials, there will be three of us presenting. This is how I spent my morning, my time after-school today, and my time after-school yesterday.
This should be interesting.
Interesting, not just because it’s a presentation I’m giving about a brand-new curriculum to all my colleagues at my school, but interesting because this is just the beginning.
To give you all a snapshot of what will be happening from tomorrow onto next year, let me present this in bullet-form and one of the bullets is really big news that I haven’t shared with mostly anyone yet:
- Rest of the school year responsibilities: big presentation about the new GO Math curriculum, working on a 5-digit technology grant with another administrator after the presentation, working on “new proposals” with my principal (more on that later), and trying to survive the end of the year.
- Summer plans: I’ll say much more about all of this later, but trips to Pittsburgh/Cleveland/Detroit with a stop at Cedar Point on a July weekend, San Diego trip in mid-August, visits to see It’s Not Lupus, hopefully working summer school (or getting more training on GO Math), Jay-Z/JT concert in July, Yankee games, minor league games, etc etc.
- Next School Year: Classroom Champions start in September. Already spoke a lot about it.
- My usual SESIS working, IEP writing, special education self. Believe it or not, I pour as much as I can in every one of my IEPs about the students I have… which make my IEPs the longest and most detailed out of any other’s in the school.
- I saw a list on my principal’s desk today while I was presenting my parts of the presentation and I saw my name being considered as part of the Professional Development team. I can only imagine what this will entail.
- Continue during my best impression of a Super Special Education Teacher who so happens to be the Technology Savior, IEP Writing Champion, and After School Teaching Superstar, along with the previously mentioned stuff.
- I officially asked if I could become the full-term baseball coach for my school for next year.
Yes, I decided to put my hat in the ring and go for it. Apparently, as I found out, being the assistant baseball coach was for a trial run in order to see if I would fit in a more dedicated role, mostly because of my encouragement, “team-spirit” kind of rallying and coaching I’ve exhibited.
I remember telling people in the past that I would want to be a Little League coach once I have a son/daughter and I could potentially help them along… well… I guess I decided to start a few years early.
This is all exciting stuff and I feel I’m mostly able to handle it, but I would be lying if I said this was going to be easy.
It’s probably time to start catching up on my sleep I will inevitably lose…