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Lesson Plans

art tribulations!

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Stephanie Ignazio (smi)
Thu, 4 Feb 1999 17:00:09 -0500

It sounds as if you are getting the initiation into the group known as the
"buildings from hell" community. Yes, you are not alone in your
tribulations...other classroom teachers think nothing of our valuable time.
We are seen as a "special" and only that. As one who has dealt with this and
continues to deal with it on an on-going basis..I can only suggest that your
administration needs to strap their boots on for you. I am currently dealing
with a principal that I think is totally overwhelmed with all the crap
that's been going on. The "louder" voices always get their needs taken care
of. Become one of those voices. Ask, and I hate to say "ask" if it would be
appropriate to send a school memo around stating that you need notice if
your class is going to be cancelled by them..if they are going to be
rediculous and shove 60 some odd kids into a room. Tell them and stress to
them that you are not being able to teach the children "correctly" under
these conditions. Stress the team thing. I really feel for you, because I
too am there in the same boat. So get your life preserver on...and go for
it. Stephanie