It’s been a very hectic two weeks! I’ve probably made over 200 telephone calls and sent numerous emails to primary school teachers regarding our ‘Pozitive Kidz are happy kidz’ workshops.
I’ve managed to book some workshops and programs, but it’s been very difficult to get most teachers to answer the phone even after several attempts.
Because teachers with spare time are an extinct species.
I’ve worked with schools for several years and know from experience that teachers are so busy there is just not enough time in the day to answer queries that come flooding in from people like myself offering programs for students.
One principal told me he had over 100 emails waiting in his inbox to be answered.
It certainly can be frustrating constantly chasing teachers to get an expression of interest. But that’s my reality and it’s something I accept in order to have the opportunity to run the workshops. The ‘getting’ might be hard, but the ‘doing’ is a joy.
I suppose the only way to understand the pressures teachers face is to become a teacher.
But no thanks. I prefer the easy way.
I come in and have fun with the students for a brief time and then I’m gone. A teacher is there, day in and day out. And that is what I call dedication.
Oh, excuse me. I have to make another phone call.