Usually this is a pretty positive Friday post, and maybe it will turn out that way, I’m not totally sure right now! 🙂
This week, Sunday through today, has been an absolute mess of activities and all sorts of happenings. Sunday, I had the chance to finally spend an hour with the marvelous people of #iaedchat talking about time management. I’m not sure if I left feeling better or worse about myself, but anytime I can be part of that group, it’s never a bad thing. Management of my time has always, ever since I can remember, been a problem. While we have new techie ways of doing things, it comes down to the ability to limit distractions, and … oh look, a squirrel! See what I mean?!?!? 🙂
This week we had this:
- Acidemic issues requiring after school study sessions
- Honor choir (home after 10 PM)
- Senior night/last home swim meet (home after 10)
- Van vs. deer incident
- ALICE training/fire drill at school (crazy students)
- Meeting after meeting after meeting
- Finishing a building project on our home
Two days, I left the house at 6:30 AM not to return until after 10:00 that night. I know my situation isn’t that much different than a lot of people, but wow. The mental highs and lows of this week have left me in that “what’s going to happen next” mind set. I can see how adrenal fatigue can become a problem with people because that’s where I feel like I’m at right now. And we are coming up on parent teacher conference, end of the quarter, and basketball starting up too. And I teach too??
How do we deal with this? Just keep on keeping on. This weekend, I’ll paint, I’ll mow, and I’ll garden, maybe helping make more salsa or canning tomatoes. Then, school work. Next week won’t be so hectic, I hope.
And let’s hope we don’t have another van vs. deer event either! 🙂
October 9, 2015 at 8:52 am
I know exactly how you feel. I got home last night and just flew off the handle. Frustration had been building for a couple weeks. I’m tired, I need the weekend just to assess student work/projects, and I feel like I have too many plates in the air. I need to find a better way to relive stress. Also, I could use some time just hanging out with some other teachers so we can joke and laugh and know that we are all in this together. Let’s set a definite day to meet and just relax with no agenda, no pressures, and just enjoy relaxing with comrades. We’re in Eastern Iowa so we should be able to pull something off. Maybe a spontaneous CoffeeEDU in Marion or Central City tomorrow?
October 9, 2015 at 8:20 pm
You would say tomorrow! 🙂 I agree with your idea of just hanging out. Last year, we had many TINA meetings (Teachers In Need of Assistance), this year, none. And if we don’t plan them, they won’t get done! Such a great way to just blow off steam or just soak in the teachers around you as people.
Anyway, painting and mowing are on the docket for tomorrow, but we do need to organize an Eastern Iowa #edcampCoffee. I’d be in on something like that!