In the ed world it’s that time of year, when talented new teachers are getting “pink slips” and tenured and veteran teachers are asked to state their intent. Will you retire or return? If not to the same assignment, what is your second choice?
My choice is to continue this crazy game of interventionist, a position which is “under review” by the admin. My second choice was to support new teachers working as a teacher on special assignment (TOSA). My principal nixed that and asked me to fill out a new letter of intent.
This is hard, because returning to one of the regular, self-contained classrooms is not my intent. Maybe it is time to update the resume. Or wait, wondering what my next year’s future will be.
Hard to give so much and stay engaged if someone in admin is toying with taking it away. So a more focused, immediate future: Try to stay focused on what the students need and how I am delivering it. Find some humor.
And don’t look to fortune cookies for your answers. 🙂