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Sunday, October 13, 2013
I feel like I'm running a business!!!
Over the last few weeks, I feel like a manager running a business and I can see how you have to be really organized to make everything work. In July, our school was fortunate enough to have a new video board installed which is beyond amazing. I've been working with professional directors, photographers, and graphics operators during our varsity football games. When I'm working and training with all of those people I have to train myself as well as my students to do the jobs I listed before for next football season because it must be student rean next football season. It's organized chaos because even though I have good kids to work with, they are still kids. I have to make sure they are doing their jobs (which is filming footage to go on the video board) making a rotation schedule to ensure they train at some point during the game with the professionals, and as I said I have to make sure I'm getting the training that I need. Even though football on Friday nights in the south is known as "Friday night football," I call it "Friday night organized chaos." We are also starting our morning announcements pretty soon and since it wasn't done before in a news format, again, I have to be the one to organize it!!! I have to hold anchor tryouts, purchase more equipment, make sure I have the right software......It's really starting to get overwhelming. However I pride myself in getting things done when I said I would so it's going to be done, however some days it can be very stressful. It's funny when I hear the general public say that teachers don't do anything other than baby-sit kids....REALLY!!! My saving grace this year is that I have a great group of kids who are really interested in learning for the most part. Of course we all have those group of kids in the class who don't want to do anything but fortunately they are few and far between this year. With everything I'm doing it I definitely have a lot more respect for business owners. I've always had respect for them it just went up times 10! It just feels like I'm running a business and that's a good thing and a bad thing. The good part about it is I'm gaining management skills and I'm definitely learning how to be a more efficient multi-tasker. This school year has been busy but as always, I'm up for the challenge and I'm going to come out on top!!!