There is so much going on right now. I’m glad for the space of this blog and my determination to capture at least a few of the moments each day.
Teachers found out on Friday that three of our elementary schools are restructuring.
The teacher training program I’ve been involved with for the past nine years will be no more.
It’s a lot to take in.
Our campus is a prekindergarten through grade 5 setting right now, and we also house the physically handicapped children.
Five master teachers train ten teacher interns through a year-long student teaching process.
The plan is for our campus to go strictly to grades 3-5 next year. Teachers will no longer have self contained rooms. Everything will be taught in a departmentalized setting.
The other two campuses in this changeover are also getting used to new announcements: one will be a prekindergarten center; the other, K-2.
This means three campuses of teachers are thinking about new placements, and in many cases, new places.
The mood was different on our campus today. Change isn’t easy to think about.
I can’t help thinking it’s just another Lenten journey.
It is also an opportunity to reach out to colleagues who are hurt, who are feeling lost, who don’t know what to do.
Education is always changing. It’s easier watching than being in the middle of it.
As for me, I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet. There are many possibilities.
I’m going to think it over for awhile while I’m teaching the children I have today.
I do not have to know my plans for tomorrow. Not yet, anyway.
Bittersweet days with the last teacher interns this program will see…when I started this blog last summer, I never would have dreamed this would be the last year for our program.
But we all know that’s life…
Here’s to good placements for all.