Tuesday, August 14, 2012
It's Been That Kind Of Day
Another day of in-service began with a lawyer telling us all the different ways we can get ourselves into trouble, facebook and e-mail heading the list. But also don't let any bullying or misconduct go unreported, confidentiality is a must, best advice - do not text students, don't give students rides home, don't be alone with one student... Yikes, our floors are covered with egg shells.
The new evaluation tool, The Tulsa Model for Teacher and Leader Effectiveness observation and evaluation, filled our afternoon. It has 5 domains, 17 dimensions and 2-4 criteria for meeting each dimension. Why can't we speak English? My brain was aching long before the presentation was over.
At the end of the day, our superintendent warned us that tomorrow will be the hard day. I'm trying not to think about it.
I've discovered the cure for brain pain, a visit to the gym. Blood pumping, oxygen flowing, endorphins bubbling...the non-physical pain melts away and you feel good again. I just wish I'd worn matching shoes.