… I’m Relieved

The observation went well.

She actually scored me as Accomplished, so WHEW.

That was a huge weight off of my shoulders!

I just want to relax this weekend, since this has been looming over me for awhile now. I have a date with my pillows and blankets!

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Admin Don’t Always Understand How Fine Arts Classrooms Work

You don’t ask the PE coaches why they aren’t stopping the basketball game to ask the students higher-learning questions.

So why should you expect me to stop the students IN THE MIDDLE OF READING TO ASK THE SAME THING?

Sorry. Super irritated. Apparently my principal is under the impression that my class is actually a Language Arts class. While my class definitely uses language arts, it is vastly different. Students need to read a play to become familiar with it so we can rehearse it and perform it.

Yet she scored my observation terribly, not keeping any of this in mind.

I objected and stated my case.

She is observing me again tomorrow.

Eye rolls for days.

I am so mad.

I AM A GOOD TEACHER AND SHE HAS NEVER BEEN IN A CLASSROOM THAT TEACHES MY SUBJECT. SO OBVIOUSLY SHE KNOWS HOW THIS CLASS IS SUPPOSED TO BE TAUGHT, DESPITE ME STATING TEKS THAT BACK ME UP.

Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

I Am Not a Grief Counselor

There was an active shooter in a nearby district. The situation is still being reported. Definite injuries, no numbers yet. Shooter obtained. Ambulances and Life Flights have taken injured. There are multiple casualties.

Our principal came on with an announcement about the situation. We are staying in school today. Talk to your teachers, talk to your counselors.

How am I supposed to function the rest of today?

And after the whole bomb incident last week.

I don’t want to do this.

I don’t want to be part of this anymore.

Those poor kids. Two weeks left of school. They had a Lock Down drill due to a shooter rumor just two months ago.

On April 20th (the Columbine anniversary), when students wanted to do a peaceful walkout, our school told them no. Students tried to organize other events. Continued to get told “not right now”.

When is it alright?

When is it enough?

When is it too much?

Because for some people, it is already too late.