1 plan per day per subject? Is this wrong? New job, new problems

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1 plan per day per subject? Is this wrong? New job, new problems
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Mon, 09-02-2013 - 11:07am

So after 5 months of trying to do something different and running out of money. I took a teaching job. 3rd grade at a charter school. I'm almost afraid to discuss this because if one person answers back with how ungrateful I am, I'm going deep on them. I am simply explaining the situation.

Like it or not, I need the work and do love TEACHING!! I hate education. With all the CCS and ED-Deform, its just a serious hot mess.

So, I'm looking for gigs all over town, sending resume after resume. I have some interviews, they never call. I go to this company's job fair and they hire everyone that shows up. (About 20 of us showed up at different times)

One look at my resume, a ten minute interview and I"m being offered a contract. Way below what I'm worth which means I have to either get a second job or quit, which I plan to do. Something just doesn't feel right.

But anyway, beyond that, been kept in meetings all week, couldn't set up the room, no passwords to any attendance records and now, I have to turn in a lesson plan, per day, per subject, yep 20.

Is this mess normal? I am use to turning in a plan a week per subject. 2 pages per subject, So I'm used to 10 pages in a week but not twenty. I'm still writing them as we speak.

Someone said it's called LFS!! Whatever it is, its just WRONG!! I'd love to be trained and updated on this new world order of education, but honestly, its selling our kids out.

So my plan is to work this until I find a more suitable job. I am also still working on the non profit and other things, but until then I gotta do what I gotta do.

Oh and don't worry, to all the people reading this and feeling bad for the kids,  that's exactly why I'm getting out. They deserve someone who wants to be there and I am moving on asap.

By the way, ARE YOU A BAT?? Check us out and join us: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BadAssTeachers/?bookmark_t=group

Ruth

P.S. Did I mention the job I really wanted called me after I had taken this job and gotten the drug test and fingerprints for it. It was a lower paying job, but it was a multi site supervisor for an after school program. I wanted that for the experience. Anyway, still on the hunt for a more suitable job. I KNOW THERE IS NOT PERFECT PLACE AND EVERY PLACE WILL HAVE ITS FAULTS. 

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Registered: 12-04-2000

Better late than never!

Sherry
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Registered: 06-04-2003

Had to update you guys. Guess what? We can all turn in one plan now. That's right after receiving 80 pages from 20 teachers, yep that's 1600 pieces of paper, via email, she has decided each grade can turn in one plan. WHY?? CAUSE WE ALL USE THE EXACT SAME BOOKS. YEESH!! Seriously?? That only took you two weeks to figure out. So now, we're just emailing one plan per subject with all our names on it. Still 20 pages, but just one set for the entire group. 

Must we be SLOW at everything? LMAO!! Otherwise, things aren't that bad so far. I'll keep you posted. 

Ruth

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Registered: 12-04-2000

Hey GT, almost everyone I know feels like education is a mess. You aren't alone and you have the right to complain about the stress it puts on teachers and kids. Some tolerate it better than others and can hang on. Many get out. A few still love what they do day to day and never complain. I HAVE NEVER BEEN ONE OF THOSE AS WE ALL KNOW. However, I gave it my all when I was in the classroom and I always had a clear conscience. I get the feeling you do the same but feel guilty because things never work out as well/perfect as you wish they would. Been there done that. Quiy blaming yourself. You aren't a miracle worker.... though you would like to be.

As for your question, do you turn on plans daily or weekly?  Did they give you a form for the plans or are you just free writing?  If it's your design find a basic form online, use the goals and objectives in the TED or school curriculum guide, follow the lesson sequence and add your creativity for activities, and then  drop in the formative and summative assessments you'll use. Many of the TED pages are often available in an e-edition. Can you say copy and paste?  Get a routine and consistent form. That can make it easier to prep them. Plans never match the actual events that transpire as you well know. Don't go nuts revising. Plan the week as usual, and if you get way off you can cut and past to revise if needed. Who will check the exact details anyway???

Hang in there! Learn to pay the game smarter instead of fighting the system. No one is beating the system. It is what it is.

Sherry
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Registered: 06-04-2003

I don't know how this got posted 3 times. Sorry.