Posthipchick, who’s nine months pregnant, is dreading two more years of support when she gets her California teaching credential.
I have been teaching for three years now- one as a “supported” Pre-Intern, two as a “supported” Intern, and overlap two of those years as being “supported” by Teach For America, and another two as “supported” by my credentialing program. I cannot even begin to add up the countless hours of the last three years I have spent in conferences, meetings, classes, observations, etc., about my teaching. Perhaps the first 50 of those hours was helpful, but now? Not. Helpful. Anymore.
. . . How many more classes can I go to where we fucking ‘Think, Pair, Share’ or ‘Carousel Walk’? HOW MANY?
Support programs are supposed to make teaching easier for novices, not drive them crazy. But read the comments to see that other teachers feel Chick’s pain.