Your calming vibes must have worked - I did not injury him. I did not lose my cool. I got part of what I wanted, but it wasn't worth the effort. I'm going back to actively avoiding him.
Not on topic in any way today – just a mild rant, it would be a raging rant, but I just won’t let myself go there.
Please cross your fingers and pray for calmness for me this morning. I know I’m going to have a ‘discussion’ with my boss. Pray I keep my tongue and don’t tell the little ass what I really think of him.
I’ve made it a policy to never have volunteer contact with this man. But a new rule he put in place is causing me to break my policy. If we want to show any videos we must have them approved. I’m not a big movie teacher, so this is rarely a problem. But it is now.
Part of what I teach is ancient Egypt and ancient Rome. The two main movies I show are The Ten Commandments and Ben Hur. Keep in mind I am also supposed to teach the beginning of the five major world religions, Jewish, Christian, Islam, Buddhist and Hindi – and no I don’t tell them what to believe, simply how each religion came to be.
These two movies I like show, show the life styles, the architecture, the dress, and the political history of these different ancient cultures. Our school owns the movies they have been shown for years. I was to go to the vice principal and I did, he couldn’t okay them because of the length – I show them as a back drop of my lessons, usually about twenty minutes at the end of each class. VP sent me to the principal, the one I try to avoid.
So I went to him, he wanted me to explain to him how it met the curriculum. I did and he kept asking stupid questions. I finally realized he was simply enjoying going in circles with me so I stopped talking. He said he’d have to discuss it with the VP. Next day I asked the VP if a decision had been made. He said Principal would get back to me. I said, “When mommie and daddy make a decision, do let me know, I’m not running back and forth any more.”
Got an email from the principal saying we would discuss it at the content meeting this morning. To be honest, I don’t give a crap any more. I’ve taught for twenty-five years and if he doesn’t respect my professionalism enough to teach my own class there is nothing I can do about it. I feel he simply wants me to jump through his hoops and beg.
Ain’t gonna happen.
I just hope and pray I can keep my mouth shut and save my ranting and raving for here where I am talking with intelligent adults with common sense. I sure don’t find that in my administration.