Thursday, July 23, 2009

Note from the Island Paradise

Science teacher no more.  Back in the saddle again and headed toward more comfortable terrain of literature and film.

Still see this summer of heavy duty teaching as a very mixed bag--enjoyed the kids, my colleagues, and meeting new parents.  But the schedule was debilitating, and diminishing returns kicked in early on for all of us.  No planning day up front, no planning time during the school day (not a single hour), no time at the end to prepare Pass/Fail report, little support (and sometimes hostility) from support people--and all of this for 1/2 daily rate. 

Most of us who taught this summer say we will not do it again. 

No comments: