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Hard to be part of what you're not

Thursday, June 06, 2013

That's how I feel today during this meeting day with my school. I have already been excessed, which translates into a feeling of being disposable and worthless and takes a career that you loved and turns it into a paycheck when it used to be a passion. The point of the students having a day off is so teachers can meet and set goals for next year. We discuss as a grade team and as a content area things we want to do in September, since I won't be here I feel a bit sad that this is a big waste of time for me. I'm not part of what will happen at this school and that also means I won't be a part of whatever is happening at my future school, so I get screwed on both ends and wind up being outside everything...hence this passion turning into a pay check. Time to start the new meeting.
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TLG71567 6/6/2013 11:42AM

    I can relate. I used to teach art, but then got laid off due to budget cuts. I was out of work for two years. I got my masters degree in special ed. and was hired back. I still don't feel as if I am part of a team though. My sister was a teacher for 22 years for the same school district. She always got excellent evaluations until a new principal came in. He didn't like her and started causing her all sorts of problems. She tried so hard to do whatever he wanted, but he was never satisfied. After two years of making her life hell, he fired her saying that she was not keeping up with the new methods and was not a good teacher. It was awful. She was an amazing teacher and he has destroyed her. Education is not what it used to be. It is so sad. I hope that you will find yourself in a better situation next year. Good luck. emoticon

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HAPPYMENOW58 6/6/2013 11:22AM

    Hang in there...I know how tough those school meetings can be....I am a retired teacher....Just try to think happy thoughts of all the kids you are going to connect with next year.....When you get your work done.....Secretly spark!

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JOANNHUNT 6/6/2013 11:10AM

    GOOD LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY.

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