May. 10th, 2011

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It's report card time for my students, the final one before they get their final FINAL grades for the school year. I'm going through and assessing my kids, marking their grades, tearing up a little bit at how much progress they've made...does my heart good.

Then I go off to a yummy lunch, and come back and holy f-ing heck, I come back and find that my program supervisor has gone through the report cards, and decided that she would "test" my kids to see how much they knew about number recognition. (Basic count to 100, find the numbers, etc.)

She then proceeds to tell me, "M can't recognize numbers, why would you mark her excellent in number recognition if she can't recognize numbers? I know I'd be pissed off as a parent if I thought my son's teacher was giving him perfect scores because she thought that's what I wanted to see. You're doing the same thing as N did when she started teaching nursery school, giving out marks that are too nice."

First of all, I'm a notoriously tough grader, overall a notoriously tough teacher.

Second of all, I assess my students quite well thank you very much, I see them every day, and just because one doesn't perform on command like a trained monkey, doesn't mean that they don't warrant a good grade in a subject that I've seen them struggle with since the school year started, and have watched them make marked, marked, MARKED improvement.

THIRD of all, the fastest way to make me NOT listen to you is to compare me, someone having an advancement degree and having taught for more than five years, to someone who doesn't even have any degree and keeps getting her classroom taken away from her so that she can be trained up some more.

End rant....

*goes off to bury my head in the sand until the school year is over*

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