Wednesday, July 25, 2012

From the Trenches

So I'm sitting here in class, hard at work, getting ready for Monday.
Okay, not really.
I'm actually sitting here in class eating lunch and posting this up, which is probably not a sanctioned school event.
The posting up part I mean.
I'm also using my school issued laptop, probably also breaking some ethical use of school property rules.
Just to bring this on the scene report to you!
Boy, the risks I take.
Anyways, after a full day of what amounted to a seminar on what to do in the classroom and how to reach out to students, I'm finally getting some real work done.
Setting up the class for Monday isn't a real task, that part is in creating some lesson plans where no lesson plans exist.
One of my classes is new.
Like brand spanking so no one's ever taught it before and no one's even thought about what it should be about.
Well that's not exactly correct, they sort of know what it should be about, they just don't know what should be in it.
If you know what I mean.
So, second day On The Job(OTJ) I'm here flying by the seat of my pants trying to put one year worth of stuffs together.
Going where no teacher has gone before!
More on this later.
Lemme just say right here, I'm having a great time!
The other teachers here are awesome and friendly and I'm like a whole new person walking around saying hello to like complete strangers!
What the hell happened to me?
It's like I've awaked from a coma.
Or something.
There's still a lot of new teacher stuff to do before next week and I'm all ready to get it done so I can get going turning out little Flat Tire converts and disciples.
World domination and all that sort of thing.
One problem I'm having is that all the computers here are Macs and I'm pretty much Mac illiterate.
I mean last time I touched one was way back in art school which was like in another life.
So I'll be taking some time to get familiar with how the dark side operates.
I'm even thinking about converting since I'm going to be working on Macs almost exclusively.
Okay, I'd better get back to whatever it is I'm supposed to be doing cause I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to be doing something.
Meanwhile I've got some other not so good news, but I'm saving that until we get it all sorted out.
Something Wonderful may not be so wonderful after all.


John Romeo Alpha said...

As I understand it, one just goes to the Apple store and requests to be indoctrinated. You eventually leave with the latest iPhone in hand, which you will habitually upgrade every year at great expense, so you can use it to take vertical videos and use something called "itunes".

limom said...

I thought maybe I'd have to wear skinny jeans and get a tattoo and grow a beard and start dancing in the streets.
Or something.

Trevor said...

'Macs'...are they the things with fries and ketchup?....or am I Mac illiterate too..?

limom said...

I used to like my Macs baked with cheese, but now I'm not so sure.