Tuesday, August 26, 2014

This just in: crunch time

Hundreds of adults milling around, scratching their heads, sleepily trying to adjust to some of the realities of the first day of school for classroom teachers in our district.
That the district is no closer to naming a principal for our high school. That out of eight candidates, three seemed like keepers. That the assistant superintendent might just overrule the committee of staff, parents and administrators that interviewed those applying for the job two weeks ago.
I spent seven hours, more or less, on campus today. Meetings took up more than half of my day (4.3 hours, to be precise). I learned a new computerized grading program, which will make it more difficult to perform several simple online functions that we've been doing for years, including periodically e-mailing student grades to parents.
"Welcome to Bizarro World. It's like trading in a 2014 Escalade for a 1973 Pinto." ~ One of my colleagues after suffering two hours of this so-called training.


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Love the quote from your colleague. Could have been overheard in my district as well!

(Could you please just do comment moderation? Making your readers slog through word verification too is overkill. Thanks.)

Tara R. said...

Weren't Pintos known to blow up? Hope things calm down and turn out to not be too Bizarro.


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