Sunday, August 14, 2011

School Days

I have to wake up in the morning and go to a meeting for several hours-a meeting where I will listen to many administrators talk, talk, talk about how we are all doing an amazing job.  We ARE doing an amazing job (most of us).  Only to go back to our teaching jobs and be treated like we don't really do an amazing job because of the lengthy checks and balances systems that has been put in place.  It's downright creepy, is what it is.

I love working with students-the bonus of my job while I'm in school Summer is a huge draw as well.  Administration, guidelines, (extensive) lesson planning, meetings, meetings, meetings all bring me down.  We are all on some list or another which says we are not successful and we can never get ourselves off the list because we have the same students who struggle through school.  It is a never-ending cycle.

I'm pumped to go back, really I am.  It is just a bleak scene in my district right now and I am having a difficult time getting pumped up for this ding-dang meeting in the morning!!

Is everybody else ready to head back to school? Do you have your school supplies purchased?


Lisa said...

We don't go back until the 24th, but my mom, who is a teacher, went back last week!

NatalieSap said...

I was in meetings until 3:30 today, but I didn't feel like my day started until 4pm when I actually got to be in my library. Sad to say, I know, but there's no place like home, I suppose! Good luck on your first week back - we see the kiddos officially on Wednesday!