I really thought against it. My gut said not to do it. But given everything that’s happened this week, I didn’t have time to spend yet another $150 on making copies this week. So I left my copies for the Copy lady to make for me. I know that sounds stupid, but where I work, whomever made this decision thought the teachers here can’t work a copy machine and decided to lock both machines up, away from the ‘children’. But that’s beside the point.
The real issue is the fact that I’m typing up this post while waiting in front of a locked door to get my copies I put in for processing two days ago. I’m staring at this door, seething with discontent because instead of grading papers, writing the quiz I need for Algebra 2 today, or prepping for class, I’m staring at this stupid door with my copies on the other side of it. Decisions like this makes it easier to contemplate leaving this place altogether.
All I’m doing is trying to get these kids to pass their exams. I lost half a year for each class. Whoever decided seven periods would give students more time didn’t account for blocks where we saw them for the whole year anyway. Whatever. My kids are still going to pass. Well, I don’t know about stats. I wish the person in guidance would stop describing it as “an easy math class”. Mathematically speaking, a student has a better probability of passing the calc exam versus the stats exam just based on the scoring rubric. Guess I’ll work with what was dealt and let God sort out the rest.
I’ve been meaning to get this up and running for a while, but with five different preps and various job interviews, I really don’t have the time to do anything here. I pretty much talk to my department head on a near daily basis because we teach the Calc AB together and she’s the only person on this campus that cares about my well being. I think I’ll miss her the most. No. I know I’ll miss her the most.