Life of a Bronx Teacher

Worst year ever. Low morale, attack observations, endless Danielson rubrics. common Core standards every meeting, Talent coaches, Pre post post and midline test only for VAM ratings, making teachers have to teach every second, fearing that god forbid a class just relaxes and we show a piece of humanity. Hatred of teachers from the reformers, media and worst of all, average people. I mean hatred of teachers. Sleepless nights worrying about losing our jobs. And just exhaustion. Psychological and physical exhaustion. Knowing that no matter how well you teach on a given day, some admin will come in and rip you the fuck apart. That is an average day.