It’s interviewing season and whenever we have an opening in our department (and we’ve had at least one every year),the number one question people seem to ask is: What is a typical day in your job like? I have to laugh because
But I can tell you about my day today.
I wasn’t surprised when I got to work that one of my teammates was already in a meeting with our director working on summer school and my other two teammies were head-to-head working on professional development for next week’s early release. I got busy right away. Before long, my online shopping cart was talking to me like we were old friends:
I went back and forth between our wonderful office technician and my director to first get the books paid for and then to ensure I haven’t missed the deadline for buying more books–yes, in that order–And then returned to my team where we talked about
Before I knew it, I had only a fraction of my day left before I had to leave to get ready for class, so I spent time like this:
Then my teacher friends arrived and we spent two hours sharing the endless possibilities for multi-genre writing for ourselves and our students. They inspire me with so many ideas and I hope they will accept my invitation:
Because if there were a typical day in my job, I’d love for it to be this kind of day!
I’m participating in the year-long slice of life challenge from Two Writing Teachers. Join us here every Tuesday/