The “GOTCHA” Freight Train Cometh. Derail it.

There are many common themes and tools used when an educator is targeted. This post specifically looks to help derail and stop the subjective observation freight train. Continue reading

My Official DOE Personnel File Undergoes Cell Division

According to the UFT-DOE Agreement, an employee is supposed to have only one official file. I seem to have several unofficial ones. Grievance time. Continue reading

Back to “Work”- 500 Days Out of the Classroom

Welcome back to school fellow educators, students and parents. I envy you educators, if you can believe that. As you sat meetings discussing the new exciting and totally objective evaluation system and flawless Common Core standards implementation, I just…sat. See picture above. Don’t be jealous as I would pay to… Continue reading

Teacher Observations & Traffic Stops- If They Want to Get You, They’ll Get You.

Two scenarios. One of someone taking a drive past a police cruiser in BLUEandOne of a teacher preparing for a class lesson observation by their administrator in RED. I left my house and walked down to my car that was parked in my driveway. I was going to take a… Continue reading