Friday, January 22, 2010

No Way To Stop It

"While somersaulting at a cockeyed angle,
We make a cockeyed circle 'round the sun.
And when we circle back to where we started from,
Another year has run."
Oscar Hammerstein II

DAY 105:  Teacher Planning Day today ... a chance every quarter of the school year to get grades done, do a little "catching up," and get a small breather.  It's hard to believe that this school year is already half over ... and it has been a good one so far.

We unfortunately didn't have the full day to plan ... this old guy remembers a time when we had the entire day to work in our rooms and get ahead of ourselves a little.  Nowadays, it's meetings about standardized State Testing, school grades, data, and all the rest that frankly has nothing whatsoever to do with the job of simply TEACHING the CONTENT.  I'm grateful today, though, that the two meetings required of me were mercifully short (each only 45 minutes) and I was able to get enough done to keep me at ease ...

1 comment:

  1. Teaching the Content? Really??? I'm re-learning that our job description doesn't have that at the top of the list.