Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Why do some bosses think that they can speak to their employees anyway they like? My principal started off todays faculty meeting angry. He let all of us know that we aren't doing enough and we all suck at our jobs. Okay, so I'm paraphrasing.....a little.
What he didn't recognize or acknowledge is that for the last 2 1/2 years the majority of the teachers have worked a ridiculous amount of (unpaid) overtime to improve our school grade. The problem is, our school's student population is largely transitory (and below the poverty line) so the class I start the year with, is not the class I end the year with. That plays hell when school grades are based on standardized test scores. Of course, the county/state doesn't recognize that. Nope, they just blame the teacher.
All today's meeting did is make me want to leave this school even more than I did before the meeting. It also keeps me committed to my current weight loss/life goals! I want to move to a new school as a whole new person (physically).