Well if I were to write down everything I’d be mad.
This week I have been, lecturer, nurse, mother, counselor, shoulder to cry on, chef, cleaner, director, chauffeur, bus driver, fundraiser, manager, learner, devils advocate, admin support, assessor, motivator, facilitator, problem solver and philosopher. The role of a working mother in today’s society is somewhat diverse.
I watched the level 6 performances of Antigone for assessment this afternoon and as a result ended up in a discussion about personal responsibility v the role of the Lecturer; who’s responsibility is learning anyway? These are the findings from the class:
The chorus need more Directorial input in regards to speaking in unison, moving as a group and where their focus should lie. I will address this in rehearsals on Friday.
Groups are disadvantaged by the absence of others . I have allowed additional rehearsal time with other people as a contingency plan.
Some people feel they need more input. again I will address this in more one to one rehearsals
Performers lack confidence usually due to bad experiences from teachers in the past. My students assure me that this has nothing to do with me as I am approachable and positive, although they do feel that negative vibes affect them – they are affected by others lacking confidence, which has an impact on me which affects them. I will do my best to be aware of this and try to not show tension or disappointment in body language.
Some people want more structure (nagging) from me…. I can’t help but think that if I do this I will then be told I am no longer approachable etc.
Individuals feel that their workload is too much. Ha! Self management is obviously an issue as they openly admit to being lazy.
So bottom line is I can’t win…… I give too much or I don’t give enough. Story of my life.
I love my job but sometimes I wonder if it’s really worth it?
On a more positive note, I enjoyed the level 5 fundraiser yesterday. We all dressed up in costumes and went for a walk round the Glen to raise money for their Production costs. This promotes citizenship and entrepreneurship and was a great team building exercise.