Need to vent- and maybe some sympathy from other Teacher bees :)

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Similar situation with my friend last year.  She was put into one grade level, prepared all summer for it and, when she got to work the first day, they decided to put her in another grade level.  If I remember correctly, she went from supposed to be teaching a kindergarten class to teachin 6th grade.  I mean, talk about total game change!  Like you, she was panic stsricken as she had nothing for that first day and week!  She really  flied by the seat of her pants for awhile until she got into the groove.  All year, she said that she felt like she was just one step ahead of her students because she had to deal with all new curriculum, books, and kind of kids.   She said it was the most difficult year of her life but that it made her a stronger teacher. 

I am sure you will be doing the same thing … flying by the seat of your pants.  I am sure it’s going to be a bumpy ride, but it will get better.  It did for my friend!  <br /><br />Good luck to you!!!!

Post # 3
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Dreaming42:  Take a breath and relax. The government locked you out so it’s not like you chose not to get ready for your new class. I know that, as a professional you want to do the best you can, but the reality is that this government chose to make that an impossibility.

The government has already lost in court re the classroom size and composition issue and is appealing, but still had the gall to try to include an article in the collective agreement that stated that if they lost in court again, they could cancel the collective agreement and start from scratch. The kids of this province are worth better from our government.

The only expectation the government and the school boards can possibly have is that you do the best you can to catch up when school does start. And that doesn’t mean killing yourself working for free, before and after school!

Post # 4
206 posts
Helper bee

Man, I’m a teacher but my probs can’t even COMPARE to yours. Have you tried working at a private school? I’ve only ever worked at a private school and there’s no government BS like what you’re going through.

Don’t take the guilt if your students arent getting the resources they need. Do your best to prepare what you can, don’t stress if they aren’t the best lessons…just get em done. They can’t expect you to work during your personal time after locking you out.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  amstudent1.
Post # 5
1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

julies1949:  Holy Hell in a handbasket, Batman.  Do you teach in the same province? 

To OP, I can’t say that I fully understand your situation as I’m in the private, Catholic sector; but I hear you and hope you have these issues resolved soon. I can’t even begin to imagine what you’re feeling right now. 

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