I received a much anticipated form from my VP the other day telling me that they plan to keep me another year at the school I am at. I was elated given the rocky history between the VP and I. One of the veteran teachers warned us to have letters of resignation ready in case we were to not be reelected for another year - that way we could say it was planned and it would not hurt our record.
Now I just have to make it through the layoffs. It is pretty much eminent that I will receive a pink slip by March 15 and won't know for sure if I'll be rehired until May 15.
I feel so glad as I know this year has been such a learning experience -
I have felt like I've grown immensely - and I thought I was a pretty good teacher prior. One of the biggest things I've learned thus far is to be a bitch and not give into what the kids say. I've learned structuring my lessons for kids who don't have an attention span of more than like 10 minutes.