Two different perspectives on PD days -- read and feel free to share your own.
Professional Development Day Marshfield Tattler
By about 10 this morning I could hear
Peter Pan and some of the Brady Boys playing soccer. At about noon I
took a lunch break and as a result, my neighbor Daniel got a little
pre-high school professional development, too.
You know you work for CPS when ...Chicago Teacher Man
- The parking lot is half-empty 15 minutes before the day begins.
- You decide
to walk around the building and discover that several of your friends
aren't even here. Smart bastards called in sick.
principal encourages the teachers to please try to pass more students
and informs us that our current graduation rate is something like 50
- A couple of teachers sitting next to you chat away during the entire meeting.
- When you ask one of them to keep it down, he gives you the finger.
- Someone asks the assistant principal about a recent code red. Very little information is shared.
- You gather your
materials and sneak out of the room, head up to the computer lab, where
you spend the next two hours re-entering attendance for the dates you
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