The Hunter/Gather of Surburbia

Are we where we live?

June 9, 2010

On the last day of my vacation I am feeling better about myself and about life. Whatever track I choose I know I will be good at what I do. I want to teach, but I'm not sure I'm ready for the politicking again. If you think teachers don't have be political then you don't work for a school district.
Sports are the top priority even though many schools make no academic standards other than D's for their athletes. Academics take the side road. Coaches are outraged because the number coaching positions may be cut! Cry me a freaking river and VOLUNTEER your time!
Going through some of my curriculum and wondering why my old school didn't take me up on the Government and Senior Project ideas. Guess, like they said, I'm not a regular teacher so I haven't a clue as to how to teach them how to be good citizens.
I know I'm a good teacher, may not be too good at lesson plans and curriculum maps, since I haven't done them for forever and got no help from the administration in classes to take or feedback from them on how to improve. Perhaps they are the ones who aren't good at teaching.

June 8, 2010

Laid off and not loving it at all

I'm wondering what happened? What did I do wrong? Well, I'm not actually wondering that so much because I was warned that if I didn't resign my program would be cut. And guess what? It was cut! Wanted to fight it, but after one meeting with the power that be and I realized administration not only doesn't care about me, but they really don't care about my students. Athletes rule! No room for the students of fringe.