I am not a mental health day person myself as well as I feel there are enough of them built into the school year calendar. However, a lot does depend on the class that you teach that year and of course, your personal life. The past two school years I have not needed to take any personal days, however, back a few years, I had the future season 36 of America's Most Wanted and personal turmoil in my life, I needed to take a few days off, moreso for my psyche than anything.
My wife spent the better part of Thanksgiving vacation with other colleagues writing (or maybe better said re-applying) for the California Distinguished Schools Program certification for her school site. It's a process that normally takes 6-8 weeks to complete. Her (clueless) principal said the application process was "a piece of cake". They were handed this task a little over a week ago. That guy would fit in nicely in Washington, DC.
Are you sure the principal didn't say he wanted a piece of cake for suggesting it?
I'm trying to start a scholarship program based on funds collected from recycling, and so far it's been positive, but early in the process.
Finals start tomorrow, and will be done by Wed.; the best part? We don't have to submit grades until a day after we return from break! Winter break rocks for even more reasons now! :D
I have a student who sounds (and, now that I think of it, looks somewhat) a lot like Jake Lloyd. Is it wrong that I want him to say "an exspecially dangerous Dug" sometime in class? :rolleyes:
Spring Break starts today! :D Woo hoo! :thumbsup: And... it's raining in SoCal? :confused:
Disappointing results... depressing results. :( :sad: Of the eight students who re-took the HSEE, only one passed. That's bad, :cry: But worse, only three of them even improved on their previous score. :cry: :( What did I do that DROPPED their numbers? :confused: :( What I thought I didn't cover as well, the written portion, did improve for all of them, :thumbsup: but I thought I did better in the multiple choice areas. :confused: And three of those are seniors this year :( (with only one more try in May left).