Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Switchup

Just as I've gotten used to my class schedule everything gets changed on me.

The Good News:
I now have the full 25 classes that my contract states
The students are now grouped better for their level
I no longer teach less classes than Casey

The Bad News:
They changed all the class names
We have one class on the schedule that has no students yet
Because of this empty class I only have three classes on Monday

Our class names used to be a series of three letters that made a lot of sense.  The first letter was an 'E' or 'M'.  The 'E' was for elementary and the 'M' for middle.  The second letter was an 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D', 'E', or 'F'.  This told us which year of elementary or middle school they were in.  With 'A' being first year and 'F' being fifth year.  The third letter told us their English ability.  With an 'S' being lowest, followed by 'R', 'T', and then 'F'.

This made it easier for us teachers, but made it difficult for the director because parents complained if their student stayed in the same class for too long because they believed they should be moved up to 'T' already or something.  Even if there already is a 'T' class for that age level and they're much more advanced than the students in the 'R' class.

Now all the classes are named various things from the bible.  They are:  Genesis, Deuteronomy, Kings, Psalms, Chronicles, Revelations,  Corinthians, Galatians, and Philippians.  Some of them have a 1, 2, or 3 tacked on to the name to show that they're the same age group as another class, just on a different level.

It makes life interesting since at the moment we're calling them all by the old names and the new names because none of us have memorized which students have which class name yet.

It's driving me bonkers.

1 comment:

  1. Typical management move. LOL I is really just to keep you all on your toes.