There are no two ways about it - when you are an ag teacher, you wear a lot of hats. You collect a lot of hats too, if your conferences and livestock shows are like ours, but that's a bit more literal than what I am referring to. We're talking a bit more of the figurative today.
Although if I had a hat for all the different hats I wear a year/month/day/last period, it would be a lot of lids nonetheless. With only so many dining room chairs to leave them hanging on, to my wife's great joy, I'm not sure I'd have room for them all. But what if we did have hats for all those aspects of our jobs? Here's my take on what a few of those hats would be, besides the good ol' teacher hat:
I'm sure I've missed plenty of examples of either hats or MacGyver moments - seems like the comments would be a great spot for your suggestions. Enough good ones and I'll make another post of the top submissions.
But there is one more role this year is going to add to my plate at the end of this semester. It is an exciting one, but more than a little intimidating. It is going to change my life greatly, and it's a hat that is going to change how I approach all these other ones. I am greatly looking forward to where its going to take us as I wear it, and most likely will require me to reach out to my fellow teachers as I learn to incorporate it with all these other hats we all wear.
Here's looking forward to 2014. Advice appreciated.