So, like or reblog this if you post any of the following and I’ll check out (and most likely follow) your blog :)
I don’t know how this happened, but I feel like I successfully have planned out what I need to do tomorrow and have my basic goals set for the week.
And it’s not even 4 pm which means I have time to just lounge around and relax on the end of my weekend.
What’s going on? Why am I getting so confused and mixed up? :P
Beginning piano teacher for a private school. Sounds pretty good. Just gotta figure out how to get an application.
Still haven’t heard anything back from the job I interviewed for on Monday. I’m starting to lean closer to not taking it. Just because it would be so much for me as a brand new beginning teacher.
If I were to take that job, I would be responsible for beginning choir, beginning band, two high school choirs, high school band, and a period of 6th grade general music. And that’s all by myself - I wouldn’t be an assistant director or have another teacher to work with. I feel like that would be incredibly overwhelming for me, and I’m not sure I could handle it.
I don’t really sing and I don’t know a thing about teaching choir. I know I could learn how to do it, but learning how to do it while also learning how to start a beginning band and choir and come up with a total of 6 different lesson plans a night, not to mention figuring out how to teach marching band… it just seems so overwhelming. I really don’t feel like that’s something I should do.
The principal also mentioned that the band is in a fragile state, after losing one director to a budget cut and one who got a little too friendly with the female students. They need someone to trust and someone who isn’t going to leave them any time soon - someone long term. And I don’t know what my future holds, but if I stick with Jon (which I am planning to do), once he’s out of grad school in 2-3 years and we get engaged, we’ll probably end up moving away (of course that’s a lot of “if’s”). And that wouldn’t leave me a long time with this band.
Ugh, so many thoughts. I know, I should accept the job if they offer it because I may not get another offer anywhere and having a job is better than having no job… but I don’t feel like I’m the right teacher for this position, and I just want what’s best for those students. I don’t feel like I would be the best for them.
From any of my fellow music educators, help?
I’m exhausted. Today was long in too many ways.
I’ve come up with a pros and cons list, more pros than cons. However one very big con is that I will be all alone as the only band/choir teacher in the school.
I’m sure I’ll have more time to think on it though. If they’re going to call me and offer the job, it won’t happen tomorrow and probably not even Wednesday. I can just relax and think about what I would say and I’ll find out by later this week if I’ll need to make that decision.
In the meantime, I should just rest and relax.
One of these positions sounds really good - probably better than a combination band/choir job - and it’s only an hour and a half from home. It’s elementary music, but lately I’ve come to the realization that I can teach elementary music. And I think I would enjoy it too.
So tomorrow morning maybe I’ll wake up extra early before band camp, print off the application, fill it out, scan it back into the computer and email it off to the principal and band director.
That would be good.
Now, time for bed.
Like, my stomach feels kinda sicky and nervous. :( I don’t know, I guess I should just go to bed and deal with it tomorrow.
And that’s after I searched and sifted through different websites, some saying a job was open and then others saying it was taken, etc., etc…
I’m impressed with myself, and I feel like I’ve actually accomplished something. :) Today has been a pretty excellent day.
Now if I can just get an interview…
Middle School Band Director and Assistant High School Band Director. Great band program. Just an hour and a half from home. And I’ve worked with the head director last year at band camp so I’m already familiar with him. :D I emailed the director asking for some information on how to apply, and just to get my name out there and make it more personal than just finding the application and sending it in.
Oh goodness, I really hope I can get an interview for this one!
I am being so productive today :) Hopefully one of these will work for me!
It has been a looong day. I’m now sitting in my bed, in pajamas, watching a Lifetime movie and blogging at just 9 pm on a Saturday, and I feel like this is perfectly fine.
I was up at 5:45 to get ready for Praxis II. Don’t want to talk about them, I’m just glad that they’re over…for now.
After that I went and had my hair done by one of my friends who is in beauty school. She did a really great job and my hair looks healthier than it has in a looong time! It took a while though, so I spent most of my afternoon there.
I’m just exhausted. Hopefully I can go ride at some point tomorrow. But not until after I go and play my flute in a church service. Looks like I’m gonna have another early morning tomorrow :P
Blarg, Praxis II!! You make me cranky :P
I have my Music Concepts and Processes and Music Analysis tests tomorrow. Each is only an hour long, one at 7:30 and one at 10:45.
I’m nervous. And I don’t think I’ll sleep well tonight. I just want it to be over.