Posted by dot dot dot on 10/5/2021, 4:41 pm
Hi everyone, |
Today I had thoughts that I thought I would never have. I wanted to put in my resignation effective immediately. I know this would have been an emotional decision and a decision I would have regretted. However I am asking for help to see how to keep going day to day. I have heard this is happening everywhere, and I understand, but maybe you can help me out by telling me what you're doing.
Our campus seems to be ran by these kids that have no regard to rules, etiquette, and simple citizenship. Our admin tells us to watch the hallways between class periods and if incidents occur, admin always blames us teachers for not have better "hallway management". Some of these kids are not band students and etc. That is fine, but between periods I am (and other teachers) are somehow responsible for 180 kids in the hallway.
We as teachers have written students up for behavior, reprimanded them from being anywhere from vulgar, horseplay, stealing, fighting, and a myriad of other crazy things. However, we get no support from our campus admin. Nothing happens to them. Other than a "talking to".
I want to just stay in my classroom and not go out there, but I have already gotten in trouble for not being present in the hallway. It seems like admin has no issue pushing teachers and staff around, but come to the kids and nothing...
I wont even go into detail about new transfer students into district that we get no paperwork on. Their birthday matches those in that grade, so they MUST be a 6th grader. Just don't question it. Even though gen core teachers told me they did a classroom test and they can't even read at a 1st grade level. You know. Don't ask a question. Just do you best.
Is this everywhere? What do I do? I am tired. So tired. I know that my classroom is where I am comfortable. I know that my band kids are what saved me today from walking out.