Sunday, October 2, 2011

Big Week - Big Decisions

First of all, I'm so sorry about the lack of posting this week! I know that I've promised my Lesson Planning Template for Middle School and I never delivered!

Here it is! - Lesson Plan Outline

It's completely inspired by The Teacher's Plan website - she created awesome Lesson Planning Templates customized to your needs.

Moving on to my Big Week - Big Decisions title... I've been realizing over the course of the past week exactly how unhappy I've been at "New MS." I was involuntarily transferred from my beloved "Old MS" to "New MS" at the end of last year, very unexpectedly. We lost our principal to medical issues, so there was nothing I could do, but pack up my stuff and move. Our school board didn't choose a new Principal until August, which is when our year starts, so I was resigned to the fact that I was at my new location and I was determined to make the best out of a bad situation.

I think that I did my very best at making the best of my situation. I tried to make friends, signed up for things and attracted the attention of my Admin, who decided that I needed more leadership responsibilities (no, I don't really) and ended up being overwhelmed with all the extra things on my plate. There was a different funded position open at my Old MS, but it would put me into an Intervention position out of different funding, something I didn't want to do.

Suddenly, a teaching position opened up at my Old MS. It was crazy, because I was never even thinking about going back... just literally counting down the days until this year was OVER. I realized two things:

1. Counting down days in SEPTEMBER is probably a BAD THING.
2. I was unhappy.

With these two things, my heart leapt at the idea of going back. I spoke to the new Principal and basically told him, "I'm ready to come home!" We discussed how another teacher at Old MS applied for the open position and he has first dibs, but when he moves into that position, HIS job opens up. An all day computer elective.... where you need to have a special credential to teach this position.

I have that credential!!!! Hooray!!!

So, I'm just here... sitting on pins and needles until I find out, 100 percent for sure that I can switch back to my Old MS. I'll get more information on Tuesday (10/4) and then... hopefully I'll know. I don't want to get my hopes up (too late!) but I'm trying to stay calm and just keep working professionally. (I do feel bad for the nice group of kids I'll leave behind... but I know that I'm not at my very best when I'm so unhappy. New MS is a scary, scary place. I do a lot of hiding out in my classroom.)

Send good karmic thoughts my way please! :)


  1. Welcome to the teaching blog world! Glad to see another middle school blog :)

    I also teach MS ELA 6-8.

    Looking forward to reading your future posts!

    ❤ Mor ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

  2. Gave you a shout out on my post :)

    Check it out

    ❤ Mor ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure


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