Okay – so technically there’s not tons of “thinkie thoughts” going on here … but some!
For some reason, lately I’ve been thinking more and more about teaching. I’d feel so much better about that if I felt confident in my ability to actually “be” a teacher. let’s list all the ways I currently suck that would definitely need to be addressed were I to truly consider teaching:
1. Patience — let’s face it, my patience is sorely tested with my own special needs crew here. I don’t know if I would have enough left over for a classroom.
2. Organization — I am the most disorganized person I know. Seriously. My desk is like something out of a horror movie. A bad horror movie.
3. Memory — my fibro fog ends up eating a huge chunk of my memory daily. Short term, long term – I am an equal opportunity memory-impaired lady. (say that ten times fast)
4. I’ll think of something else, I know I will …
So we’ll leave it at three for now, and I’ll add more as I think of them. My mission from here on: figure out realistic ways to counter these very real issues in my daily life now, so that they can transfer over to teaching if I were to choose that as a career. Yeah?
Oh! *hands up* I have a horribly expensive phone (shouldn’t have spent the money, but there was a good reason) that syncs with the calender on my computer and with another one on my laptop. So this bypasses my memory in some ways, since I schedule everything, including basic homework assignments. I also have a digital voice recorder now so I can record anything anytime for playback and review later. Very cool for me.
Okay, more later …