Thursday, June 23, 2011
But I am absolutely exhausted. I went to a state bureau this morning about getting hearing aids for myself. I did not know I needed them till this April. I was amazed. So the meeting was emotional for me and I need lots of information to go the best route to pay for them.
Then I came home to my handicapped husband (stroke 2006) . I rested some and went to my school's graduation ceremony. When I got back home I went to sleep about 6 PM and just woke up. Tomorrow will be another full day. My classroom is full of boxes because we had moved from a large building into portable trailers 2 years ago. I have lots of physical work to do there. But there will be meetings all day, eating up my valuable time. I most likely will go back next week. Darn. And it has been a tough year because the new principal has "raised the bar" and has not been very nice about finding teachers weaknesses. We are all disgusted and wish she'd see the good people have done. There is an unbelievable amount of dedication and experience and skill there. Teachers' spirits' are being destroyed --yet again --by another administrator. . This is not necessary at all. There are promises of support to help teachers improve themselves, but the real support isn't there. So the result is continual criticism without avenues to succeed. Our time has been filled with courses that are irrelevant to us and do not address the actual areas needing attention. It has been extremely frustrating.