Monday, September 21, 2009

One day at a time

Coaching is NOT the same as teaching.

I knew it wouldn't be, but I had no idea how vastly different my days would be. I work for a branch of the public school system that services Catholic schools. So I kind of have the best of both worlds - I get paid by the school district but I get to work in the Catholic schools. It's a sweet deal. I'm assigned to 2 different schools... so on Mondays and Tuesdays I'm at one school, on Wednesdays and Thursdays I'm at the other... and on Fridays, all 13 of the coaches are at the office for meetings and prep time.

Some pros about my new job:
  • The commute is SO much better. Both of the schools are 10 minutes from my doorstep, and the office is only 20 minutes away.
  • Since it's a shorter drive, I can sleep a little later in the morning. Always a plus.
  • I don't have to grade tests, plan lessons, go to parent conferences, or volunteer for committees.
  • I don't have to stay late to clean a classroom or run copies... so my day ends earlier than I'm used to.
  • The salary (of course).
  • I go to 3 different buildings a week, so there's always a change of scenery and plenty of new people to talk to.

And, of course, some cons:

  • I don't feel useful yet. This time of year is always crazy for me, but now I'm just kinda hanging out, waiting to get to know the teachers before I start bothering them. I know I'll be busy soon, but for right now, I'm just bored.
  • Since I'm only part-time at both schools, I feel like a visitor. My old job was always my home away from home, so this feeling of displacement is alien to me.
  • And on that subject... I miss having a classroom space. Since both schools are small and I'm only part-time, I work out of the faculty room and I carry my bag everywhere. I'm like a hobo, but with better clothes :)
  • I miss my former students and co-workers VERY much. I try not to think about it... but it's definitely still a hard thing to deal with.

It's an adjustment. I'm not at all unhappy, but I think it will take some time before I'm completely comfortable.

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Kristyn said...

You should come work at my school...the new person we have just isnt the same as who she replaced :(

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