Friday, June 12
Friday, May 1
Today is May 1. I've been waiting for this month for a long time. TFA is winding down. I got my end of year TFA survey in my email this afternoon. TCAP is over. End of year exams are quickly approaching.
Sunday, March 1
After resolving myself to do some asskicking, I've reached March unsure of how much ass I've kicked. Part of me feels like I haven't done much teaching since before Martin Luther King Jr. day. We've had the Inauguration, 2 x 2 day school wide assessments, snowday, sick day, parent conferences day, and other random chunks of days that were just lopped off of my teaching schedule. I entered the beginning of 2009 with many of these obstacles in mind, and unfortuantely more were added along the way. Despite making fun of my housemate for lamenting the 'lack of instructional time' earlier in the year, I've strated doing the same thing.
Tuesday, January 20
Saturday, January 3
Memphis is in for an ass kicking. I am returning to the city tomorrow. I am leaving the comfort of Philadelphia / Haverford / Hershey / Pittsburgh for the second to last time. For the last week, I've been dreading this upcoming Sunday. I've got to become that other person. Mr. Golden. Lesson plans. Assessments. Performing. Reprimanding. It is a difficult transition. Trying to always improve your teacing is no walk in the park. But instead of being paralyzed by what I have to do, I am going to kick its ass. Look out.
Tuesday, November 18
Today I proctored these ludicrous assessments in the auditorium. I was in there with one other teacher and about 70 kids. One 6th grade girl, cute as a button, says to me, "Mr. Golden, I just told her that I think you should be a supermodel." She said it with all honesty and sincerity. I was flattered. Being a supermodel seems more appealing than being a teacher, certainly.
Sunday, November 16