But I am. Yesterday I got an email with a proposed teaching schedule for the spring. Elaine, a Chinese administrator sent it to the community college I work for making it sound like we approved this schedule.
Teaching hours were reduced from 18 hours a week to 7 for two teachers and 5 for the third. No doubt XJ High School will try to cut our pay accordingly. Of course, we’re going to fight this. I signed a year contract because it specified a rate of pay that seemed acceptable. I’m not going to work for less. There’s no reason since the students still have a lot to learn if they’re going to be ready to take college courses in the fall. A lot.
Again, what’s aggravating is how the school goes behind our back. We had a long meeting to plan the spring on Dec. 15th, the day before we departed. Nothing has changed since then. Now people who’ve never taught language are going against the professionals who have, which will result in lower outcomes.
I thought I’d have a vacation from this kind of nonsense.
My mantra: Feed the teachers or they’ll starve the students.
- I am teaching (coolcatteacher.blogspot.com)