Monday, August 17, 2009

Learning from the best

Another week has passed, and I am trying desperately to write something new and exciting. School officially entered it's 2ND week today, and I am feeling the pressure. I love teaching, and I am really finding my groove. It helps that I have the most incredible mentor in my wife. She has been teaching drama for over 19 years, and I think that she is an inspiration to anyone who knows anything about teaching....especially drama. It's hard to work in her shadow sometimes, but she is so kind and loving that she shares her wealth of knowledge and experience with me daily. As I get my own style, and as I grow as a teacher, it's really challenging to not just do the same thing over and over again. I want to be the inspirational teacher that students really remember, and sometimes...like today, I am feeling that pressure. I have 6 FULL drama classes, and then my wife teaches 2 big musical theatre classes and 2 HUGE technical theatre classes. I try to just stay ahead of them for a few minutes, and ALREADY I am feeling behind. I need to just keep telling myself that I need to calm down, and take it easy.

OH, and I have lost another 10 pounds this week, (which brings me to 63 pounds in 11 weeks) and I will have a big 3 month party celebration with photos and journal writing.....

I guess this is where I need to say something thoughtful and inspirational..........


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2 comments:

Sarah Shelley said...

Oh Andy...how I love thee! You make me smile. Stewart and I just went to see the Fantasticks last night at the Sundance and there was a guy in it that reminded me us of you. We miss you! Can't wait to see the pics of the new you! BTW- I might try and "kidnap" Stewart some week in October to come down and see Aida. It would be great to see you guys! Since I won't be at Shakespeare Comp.

Tiffani said...

WOOT 63!!! Those kids are so lucky to have you and Jan! I know I am! I am also excited about the party pics!