The best feeling ever?
Knowing you're doing a job well.
I was actually unaware of this until today. Not that I thought I was doing my job wrong, I just didn't exactly know if I was doing it right either.
My orientation for my job went something like this:
- handed schedule and a disorganized binder full of papers-
A paper with barely legable handwriting stating:
- Give him point sheet
- Take notes
- Catches bus at 2:05 pm by room 402
Yep. That's it folks.
I had no idea where classrooms were, how severe this kid was, what the rules/expectations were, along with a million other questions I had.
Back to my point.
I was sitting in the teacher's lounge and the security guard came up to me and said "You're (Student's name...we'll call him Kevin) Kevin's new teacher's aide right?" he asked. "Yeah!" I might have said a little too enthusiastically. "Well you've been doing a great job, I haven't seen him in the office once since you've been here. I haven't had to escort him out of class either." he said with a smile.
I was actually taken back with his comment since Kevin, really hasn't been that bad for me, (at least not having the security guard come escort him out class bad). Maybe he realizes that I would drop kick him before I called security on him...Knock on wood, concrete, partical board, whatever gives me luck. After being a little surprised, it really made me feel good that dispite the fact that I have no idea what I'm doing, I guess I must be doing something right? Right?