Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Work-shoppin’ My Nerves

Well, much as I expected, the workshop I sat through today was a total wash for me.

I get so tired of being told that the entire campus has to go to these workshops, only to find that the information being presented is aimed at just the core teachers (English, Science, Math and History).

I don’t for a second want to teach English again—that’s not what this is about. If I must do continuing education—and the state of Texas says that I must—I want to be allowed to spend my precious summer vacation time in workshops that actually target my teaching field. I don’t want to sit and listen to disaggregation of TAKS data or whose fault it is that Little Susie can’t add. (Math is hard, y’all!)

I’m going to spend the next three days doing art teacher specific workshops, so I guess that takes the sting out of today’s waste of time. I got a lot from the CEDFA conference last year, so I have high hopes for this year’s presentations.

Honestly, though, if I had my druthers, I’d druther stay home with my sweet husband and kids and work around the house and just relax. I guess I’ll take along some books to read, just in case, and hope for the best.

At the very least, Austin has some awesome sushi, so at least I can dream about that. :)

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