Monday, October 16, 2006

Good bye Tension, Hello Pension

Now that we are all doing an assigned professional period, I would like to know when we are expected to:
1. call parents
2. send letters to parents
3. speak to guidance about troubled kids
4. write college recommendation letters
5. fill out progress reports for our special education students
6. bring exams to resource room for our special education students
7. comfort or help a child who we find crying in the halls
8. provide tutoring to a child whose lunch or internship does not coincide with the period assigned for tutoring.
9. etc., etc., etc

Our days are so programmed now, there is no time to provide the human touch to education. I've just about had it and am almost ready to pack it in. "Goodbye tension, hello pension" seems more inviting every day.

1 comment:

Institutional Memory said...

If you have the years, go for it! I called it a career in July, and haven't had one moment of regret. Bloomberg and Klein think that they know what they're doing, but they couldn't be more wrong. As far as I'm concerned, life is too short to be under the control of idiots.