I'm really looking forward to Tuesday. It will be the annual Election Day staff development. I will receive lots of developing so that my lessons will be better and my students will perform on a higher level. I'm looking forward to the well prepared trainers that will be instructing us. I look forward to sitting in the auditorium and listening to Principal Suit's lecture on all we are doing wrong and what we must do to improve our school's grade, as the Quality Review team will be returning next week.
One of the biggest surprises for that day will be the time schedule we work. Since we are on a twelve period day, with first period starting at 7:15 AM and twelfth ending after 5:00 PM, everyone will have their hours changed. I guess it is good that we don't know what those hours will be yet. That way, we can surprise the babysitters who watch our children by changing their hours at the last minute too. We can make the doctors we have appointments with wait for us. We can be late to second jobs.
One of the only good things about staff development day is that it would give the staff an opportunity to meet with colleagues teaching the same prep. We could discuss what we are teaching and plan together for a uniform final. I wrote my AP a note, asking for such time. I know other teachers spoke to him about this. As yet, we have not received an answer. I guess that will be another surprise for the day.
I don't know what the contract says about changing a teacher's time schedule without notice, but I am willing to bet there is some provision for notification in it. My day won't be changed much (I have a pretty much middle of the day schedule) so I really can't complain. I don't understand how the other teachers who are affected don't open their mouths and say something. Administrators don't care much about contracts anyways. Unless, of course, the contract clause suits their needs.
Hopefully the days activities will be available tomorrow. If they look too awful, I am going to take the day to take care of the awful headache I am anticipating. That, is one of the benefits of having over 100 days in a sick bank.