Teachers are lambasted for not being on pace, for deviating from the curriculum, for trying to make the lessons more meaningful.
Called out for trying to reteach.
It's happening and it's happening at all levels despite what upper management would have you believe.
Teacher morale is at an all time low and it's the kids who suffer the most.
Three years ago, on the Wednesday of preplanning, high school government teachers were told that we were going to implement an online component in our classes. We were not involved in the process and we received about 4 hours of "training". Then, the district decided to change the rules on how this program would be utilized. It was and still is a cluster.
The program changes and we don't find out about it until the school year starts.
We make suggestions that fall on deaf ears.
The kids are bullied into completing this program that is not a state requirement for graduation but a district requirement to boost numbers.
Do I have the autonomy to modify this program? Absolutely not. I could go on but it's late, my fingers hurt, and a hurricane is bearing down. Be safe.