After a long week, (and yes, it's only Thursday), I am reflecting on the things that have come and gone during the week. It never ceases to amaze me all of the many things teachers do in one week. We are mathematicians, political scientists, physicists and chefs. We educate our students. That's number one. But then we also play lots of extra roles: coach, organizer, tech support, doctor (bandaids do count), and loving friend. These are usually fun hats to wear and I personally enjoy getting to mix it up during the week. How boring would only wearing one hat be? Then there are the reluctant hats. These are the roles that teachers do not like to play: the disciplinarian, policeman, referee (playground), and authoritarian. At times, these hats are necessary. And without them, a classroom and a school would fall apart. My personal favorite hat of the week? Chef. I am cooking a scratch french onion soup with one of my star Foods 20 students. Mostly, he will play chef and I will play sous chef. We will be creating lunch for staff members. Teaching, with all its multiple hats, is undoubtedly one of the greatest professions out there. I feel blessed everyday to walk in to my school and wonder...what hat will it be today?
Mrs. Katherine (Kate) Weber