I’m in a bit of a funk right now Oppo. I’m just going to vent a little.
Things aren’t going great at work. I have two students in my last class of the day, lets just call them Beavis and Butthead, who manage to ruin my day nearly every day. I’m stuck with them until the beginning of June. Building leadership has no stones to deal with them properly.
The district I work in made a bunch of changes to the structure of middle school this year. Changes that in my opinion are much worse for students, and they are also making it more difficult for teachers. I’m being intentionally vague here.
My teaching assignment is currently up in the air. I will have a job one way or another, I just don’t know what I’ll be teaching, where or when. We were supposed to find out last Monday. Then last Friday. Then today. Today they say we’ll know mid-March.
The thing is, I work in a unit district. There is a high school in my district with a shop opening. I taught high school for four years before moving to middle school. I liked it, but I really like teaching in middle school overall. But, I don’t want to get stuck here teaching a bunch of classes I’m not interested in. If I put in for the transfer, and don’t get it, I’m fairly certain that my current principal will take that personally, and make my life very difficult in the future. The deadline to put in for the transfer is the end of February, which means I have to decide before I know my full fate at the middle school. I’m really shooting blind here.
I honestly have no idea what to do.
Quick edit for clarification: I honestly have no idea what the best move is to make right now. My concern is my sanity and my family's well being. I'm just not sure where those are going to be best served.
Funny license plate for your time.