Monday, July 14, 2008

AVID Interview... and stage fright

I have a little case of stage fright tonight. Tomorrow morning at 10:15 I'll be on a set recording a cable access show for our school district. The topic is AVID tutoring. It will be a 7 minute segment.

I knew about this and was told it would be during July. Yesterday I sent an email and said, "Is this still happening?" Today I got a phone call and they said, "Oh yeah, it's tomorrow. Can you bring one of the tutors?" I have been calling all day and every one of my tutors is either out of town, working, or busy tomorrow. So it'll be me on my own.

Who knows why I am so nervous. It's kind of stupid. I am anxious because this can mean a lot, potentially. If we even get one tutor out of this, it will be worth it.

I've watched this program many times. It is on our local educational channel. The nice thing is that they highlight programs, teachers and kids who are doing great things. Just this month one of my former students Cortnee Howard was featured. I usually tune in while I'm ironing my clothes for the next day. To be able to appear on the show is really cool. To be able to appear on behalf of AVID in our school district... well that is awesome. AVID has really given me a lot and I'm so happy to explain that and to try and to encourage young people to become tutors in our program.

So tonight my stomach is a little queezy. I figured getting on here and typing a bit might make me feel better. We'll see how it goes!

I think I'm going to wear my AVID button down shirt with a tie. I tried it on tonight. Norma snapped my picture as she was taking some of our little guy.

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