I write about anything that interests me. Now that I am retired, I am writing much less about education and gifted issues. It isn't that I don't care about them, but my contributions are increasingly out of date. Some of my posts I think are still way too relevant (e.g., Teachers Can't Do It All), but most new posts will not be on those topics.
Note: Anonymous comments must be on topic. 27May2014
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
am very annoyed at a certain school district that is very near me. I
took a job a couple of weeks ago, double checked and verified it, and
even received a reminder about the job yesterday. I get to the school
this morning and the teacher is there. She claims she cancelled the job
yesterday, when the training was cancelled, but I received no notice of
it. The principal offered to pay me for a half day and told me I could
help out here and there with special ed and reading support. Those are
two areas of work I don't especially enjoy and I think it is unfair to
offer me a half day's pay for a day's work. So I came home. And I have
lost a full day's pay. Oh, well, $90 doesn't go very far anyway. It is just all I get.
So, once again, I am reminded of how useless I feel - not even needed as a place holder. Fortunately, I have had two other days this week with different school districts. One was a very good day; one was an OK day.