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Re: [teacherartexchange] Class Schedules/Load


From: Gayle Parent (gayleparent_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon May 26 2008 - 16:40:18 PDT

I think San's advice is fair and good. We shouldn't allow people to
walk on us.

On May 24, 2008, at 2:20 PM, San D Hasselman wrote:

> If your union can't help you with this, and your principal turns a
> deaf ear, try your PTA President perhaps he/she has clout. Let them
> know that in light of the fact that you are running yourself
> ragged, your students will suffer because you can't give them
> quality time in any shape or form. I have a saying that I have
> stamped on a bracelet "there are no victims, only volunteers", to
> remind myself that I can change my circumstances, even if it means
> looking for a new job. (The least you can do is STOP art club, and
> hanging art on bulletin boards, and all the extras you do. When
> queried, you tell the truth, YOU DON"T HAVE TIME). As long as you
> do all of the things you do, and do them competently you will be
> expected to do them. I know this flies in the face of logic of a
> professional art teacher, but you are not being treated like a
> professional art teacher, so until you are, then just be a human
> being and try to survive on your own terms.
> San D
>> Anybody got any ideas to help me plead my case?
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