Thursday, November 03, 2005

Tired, but good

That's what I tell people when they ask how I'm doing. As a technology facilitator, every day is very tiring but mainly rewarding. When I was a classroom teacher I never knew how much a tech facilitator did in a day. Now I can appreciate both sides of the fence.

The fact remains--WE'RE ALL BUSY and we ALL work hard.

Sitting here resting after a long day helping 8th graders review for the NC Computer Skills Test, I reflect on how precious an experience it is to work with children. Yes, they can be a little rowdy. Yes, they test the boundaries. Yes, they can frustrate a teacher at times. BUT, they are worth all the time and effort.

Over the last 3 days I have seen light bulbs go off when they learn a new way to sort a spreadsheet or when they finally figure out how to filter that database. They giggle at a PowerPoint animation. I have missed the laughter and fun of teaching students. So, I am grateful for this opportunity and hope that there will be more in the future as we delve deeper into technology usage at MCMS.

1 Comments:

At 6:25 AM, November 06, 2005, Anonymous Joe Giuseppe said...

Well said, TecFac. You are learning the best lesson early in your transition from teacher to tech facilitator. That lesson is that our greatest value comes in being teachers of students first and last. (It's easy to forget this lesson in a world of wires and routers.)

The fatigue factor is a given when all 600 become "your students." But so is your share in each of their accomplishments, creations and discoveries. What better source of joy and fulfillment to a human being?

You rock! (And so does your principal's blog...)

 

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