Over the last few weeks, the administrators (4 assistant principals and the principals) have been evaluating the math department as a whole. Their goal isn’t to grade each teacher or call them out… but to see where the math department is strong and weak overall. Well, apparently I was last on the list because I have been on pins and needles waiting for them to come in! They came in yesterday during my first period class. I continued doing everything that I have been doing, knowing full well that I am doing just fine.
After they left, I took a deep breath. I wasn’t worried about them being in my room, but it is a little nerve racking to have all of them in my room at one time. This morning I got a note in my box from the principal, who I haven’t been able to get a read on whether she likes me or not. It was specific about the things that she liked that she saw in my classroom! It was a great confidence booster!
A side story about thinking positive: I have a student whose initials happen to be STD. Another student randomly brought this to my attention in the middle of class and I attempted to ignore and move forward when the student that has these initials said, “Mrs. Spivey, I used it to create a pick up line.”
Hold the phone… this I HAVE to hear!
“I am a stud, all that I need is you!” – I guess that is one way to look at it!