One pet peeve I have is honesty. Another is being pulled out of my classes for trainings.
This week I have to leave my classroom to participate in a training. I don’t mind trainings, but I abhor missing classes for it because it’s twice as much work for me.
Last June my department was told we had to attend an assessment training, but it would only be a half day. Since we have great reading assessments, we knew there wasn’t much to discuss except for range finding and creating anchor sets of answers.
However, when we returned from the summer we were informed that the training had become a full day because the district wanted us to attend ELL training as well. This angered the department because we were assured we’d only be out of school for a half day. It’s why we agreed to attend. I understand the training is important, but I like to attend trainings after school or on weekends.
Well, half of the department (there are 20 of us in total) attended last week, and the ELL portion never occurred! It was an entire day of assessment training!
Now they have to attend another day of ELL training. We started at a half day out of the classroom and we are now at two days. We are not happy because the district office wants us to do this again next semester. My turn to attend is coming. Grrrr.