I always think that things will be different when we start a new school year... that the technology issues will be solved, that the supplies will arrive on time, that the course offerings will be equal from day to day and the class lists will be balanced from period to period.
I don't know why I think this.
I have to accept that I cannot change the system in which I work. I have to accept that I cannot fix the issues that plague a large district. I have to adapt to changing technology that doesn't always work. If I don't do these things, and do them quickly, I am bound to have a miserable year.
A few bright notes... My school desk top computer is now functional and connected to the Internet. It is also updated with a version of java that will run PowerSchool - our new "system" for everything pupil related. The PTA fed us a nice lunch. I have all my student handouts, forms, and presentations ready to go for tomorrow. None of the art supplies have been delivered which means that none of the art supplies need to be unpacked and put away...
I'm going to make an effort to choose a better attitude for tomorrow and focus my energy on the things I can have an impact on - my students and my
Middle School Art Educator. Adjunct Art Education Professor. Non-Profit Arts Organization Board Member. Artist. Arts Advocate. Dog-Mom. CrossFit Enthusiast.
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