So I got talked into leading a couple of sessions at a district PD next week. Easy-peasy. Make a couple of screencasts, make a slide presentation and put it on a new Google Site, maybe. No problem. Then I get an email from our tech guy who is in charge of organizing this PD and the email says "I need a short bio -- 4 to 8 sentences AND a photo to put on a poster".
4 to 8 sentences about me?
That bio could be for any teacher anywhere.
Here's the bio I WANT to write...
I have fully embraced my inner nerd! I love Star Wars, Big Bang Theory, ElfQuest and making my computer do what I want it to! My taste in music ranges from Led Zeppelin to Oingo Boingo to Desert Dwellers. I am a mom, so I have no hobbies unless you count doing dishes and chauffeuring my kids to and from their various activities and doctor/dental appointments.
THOSE days when I can barely get my teenager out of the bathroom, into the car, deliver him to his school and make it to my school before MY bell rings. THOSE days when there are 1,000 other things to do that don't have anything at all to do with teaching my students to write, read or solve problems. THOSE days when the kids seem to ask every bizarre question under the sun--none of which have ANYTHING to do with what we are learning! THOSE days when I really, REALLY want to quit my job and drive that Zamboni floor cleaning machine at Lowes!"
But MOST days, I love teaching.