Back on the first day of March, I read a post that has had me thinking and jotting things in my notebook ever since. It was Susan at Underconstruction. In her post, she wrote that as a young teacher, she went to a temp agency one summer to find a job. The man asked her, "What can you do besides teach?" At the time, she didn't think she could do anything else. Now she says she would answer that she can do anything because she teaches.
Anyway, this slice got me thinking.
What can I do besides teach? This is exactly the kind of things I like to write--lists that answer a question. Much like my authority lists that I have students write....
So here it is, my list of things I can do besides teach....
I can WRITE:
letters of recommendation
I can LISTEN to:
I can TALK about:
- I can rearrange furniture
- I can bake
- I can hang up on telemarketers
- I can paint trailers and rooms in homes
- I can take pictures
- I can play with dogs
- I can babysit grandkids
- I can use sarcasm effectively
- I am a master shopper
I'm feeling pretty good about this right now. But I know I will add to the list. How about you? What can you do besides teach?