It is hard to believe that there are only 97 (yes, you read that right 97!) days left in the school year. Depending on one's outlook that could be 97 long days or 97 short ones. In any case, once you subtract field trips, testing, and the fun of the final few days there are not that many days left to teach all that still needs to be taught. That makes it that much harder to be out of the classroom as we were during the last 3 days. There are still several more ahead that will see us in more trainings. So much to do and so little time to get it all done. Still the trainings have been well worth it as they have taught me things that will make me a better teacher and a better coach and it is hard then to see those days as anything other than well spent.
This weekend Maria and I are presenting at the California League of Schools Tech Conference in Monterey. It is an exciting new adventure for us. An opportunity to share what we know and how we utilize technology in our classroom, as well as gaining new knowledge that we can bring back to our class, site, and fellow teachers.
Sounds awesome right? It is...only...well, I am a nervous wreck. I do not know why but I am always a nervous wreck the night before, morning of, and during the first part of any training I have presented. Presenting with Maria has helped to alleviate, but not completely dissipate the way I get worked up about presenting. Why this is, or how to prevent it from happening is something that I am working on. It is my hope that the more I present the less my nerves will get to me but for now....well, now I am worried that I will be getting very little sleep tonight in anticipation of tomorrow's sessions (yes, plural).
So here is to tomorrow, and to presenting without fear. I promise to add an update as to how it went if I survive. :)