Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Here We Go Again

A couple weeks before the end of the school year, I got an email from the sub caller. Would I be interested in teaching a summer school class? 

No. Absolutely not. Nope. Not a chance. I want some vacation time...

And then two weeks into summer break, what am I going to be feeling? Will I regret not having taken the gig? 

I dithered. And thought. And replied that yes, I would take the gig. 

School ended the previous Thursday. On Monday we were to report to school for professional development days. 

I was told I'd be teaching ELD (English language development) to middle schoolers. The first day of trainings, I went to the ELD trainings. (They were held virtually.) But, I hadn't received the materials that they were discussing. 

I asked the summer school principal. He looked into it. Turned out, I was supposed to be in the English trainings.

Argh!

(I actually didn't miss anything as the training I didn't need to go to didn't overlap with the training I did.) 

I'd say I was surprised, but I've worked for this district for a lot of years. This sort of thing is kind of standard.

The last day of summer school is June 30th. Then I'll get some vacation time. Maybe. (Don't let me take any more gigs, at least for a couple weeks, okay?)

18 comments:

  1. Oof. Rough. If nothing else, at least you get SOME vacation time. :D

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  2. Some vacation time is better than no vacation time

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  3. Watch them call you on July first.

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  4. Well, enjoy what you can and treat yourself to something special that "extra" salary. :-)

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  5. Sounds like something that happens to my friends who teach at a private school and the other is a prof. At the university. My friend has July off and then will teach summer school until the end of August..then the regular school starts

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  6. We all need self care.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  7. Steel yourself to say "no" and take a nice well earned vacation! Middle schoolers can be a tough bunch, but they'll probably be easier than the students you just had.

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    1. It's different. My previous students were nicer. Middle schoolers have that attitude. But the material is more challenging.

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  8. We can remind each other, to take some vacation time!

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    1. Yes. We'll have to be each other's vacation police.

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  9. Is ELD like ESL, or an auxiliary English class for those who need it? Now that I'm in the thick of getting an ESL school going, I find myself thinking of these things.
    Good luck! Can't wait to read the summer school stories!

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    1. California no longer has ESL (not since some proposition or other). ELD replaced ESL. So, similar. But ELD is taught completely in English (due to that proposition).

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  10. Yes! Enjoy some down time if you can. Summer is not for working hard.

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    1. Tell that to my sorry butt that is just trying to keep the class busy each day. *shakes head*

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  11. Yeah, I thought summers off was the perk that teachers got. I know that summers off is absolutely necessary for professors because they use that time for training in their field so that they can be knowledgeable on the things that they teach.

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  12. Two weeks will be done before you know it. Is ELD the same as ESL?

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