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.
"The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see, the future is. But this I am sure of - do their duty the Jedi will." --Yoda from Attack of the Clones.
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.
¡Que la fuerza te acompañe!
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!
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?
Spring Break starts today! Woo hoo! And... it's raining in SoCal?
Disappointing results... depressing results. Of the eight students who re-took the HSEE, only one passed. That's bad, But worse, only three of them even improved on their previous score. What did I do that DROPPED their numbers? What I thought I didn't cover as well, the written portion, did improve for all of them, but I thought I did better in the multiple choice areas. And three of those are seniors this year (with only one more try in May left).