Saturday, April 01, 2006
What do you do when you are stuck between a rock and a hard place? That's where I live now, at least at school. We are already looking at next year's schedule, and a select few have been "chosen" to create a schedule for all of us. I like the schedule I have now, including the wonderful experience of having my planning period back up to my lunch, creating a much longer free time during the middle of the day. Hey, if I have to be there, I want it to be pleasant. But now my planning period is being moved to first period....and I'm pissed. I can't think of a legitimate reason why it shouldn't be first period. I used to sit on the side of the fence where academic subjects should take priority. But this just sucks. Our principal doesn't do the scheduling himself, but turns it over to a couple of teachers who are "good with numbers". Hello? I'm not a number. And of course they want the long planning period in the middle of the day. And while I can't think of a good reason for me not to have first period planning, the other related arts teachers can. So how do I walk this line? Very carefully. Why can't I approach things without flying off the handle? I don't know. It's all so frustrating. I wish I knew how to speak my mind without going off or else sounding wishy-washy. Stay tuned for more updates on the exciting scheduling debacle.