I just read my last post. What a bad day! But that's what the job is about, picking up the pieces and moving forward.
Well, that ICT class that gave me hell last November ended up doing phenomenally on the Regents! 75% of the class passed when the school-wide average was 50% (I only taught half the algebra classes so think what you will about the kids in the other classes...) Gotta love those crazy kids.
Last year was good to me. Aside from the stellar performance of my special ed students, I also completed my (first?) master's degree, was given a prestigious teaching award, and, more importantly, I got my tenure!
Now I'm halfway through my 4th year. My students drive me nuts a lot of the time, and this year I'm dealing with two separate first year co-teachers for my ICT classes which has been a trying experience. But I really do enjoy the work I do.
Next on my agenda? I'm thinking of applying to the LEAP program to get my SBL license. I'm not sure where I want to go with my career, and I do love teaching, but it's nice to have other options available for those opportunities that seldom, if at all, arise.