I am pretty frustrated because I know that I could do a much better job with the kids if I had fewer 50-60 minute classes and a little more plan time. Last year I only had one school--fourteen classes in two days. Just a week before school started this year my second school opened up, and as I am over fifty and basically have no retirement, I decided to bite the bullet and go for it. But I am used to providing a certain level of quality which is now impossible to maintain. Plus my new school has had art teachers who were half time for the past three years. They were spoiled--I was spoiled. Reality has hit us both!
When the self-pity bug really gets bad I think about the art teacher in our district who visits four schools per week--two on carts! The schools in our district are site-based and there isn't much parity for schedules and budgets.
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Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: Intierant?
Marcia, I feel for you. This sounds impossible to me.
Marcia Scurfield wrote:
Where in Ohio are you? I have taught in Dayton and Sylvania, OH. Currently
I have fifteen 40 minute and eighteen 45 minute classes per week in a .9