I sat in utter despair.
Why don’t they want us to feel successful ever? Would it be that detrimental to test scores if we felt a modicum of success now and then?
The words, “I don’t have time to give teachers positive feedback,” repeated in my head.
Every time I was sure I had gathered myself together, the tears spilled over the edge of my eyelids.
At the end of the day, I walked by a classroom to hear teacher pitted against teacher over evaluations. Talk escalated to verbal attack.
On my way back to my classroom, I was stopped by another teacher, “Do you have a moment? I just need to cry.”
A few minutes later another teacher walked into the room and burst into tears.
This is the aftermath of a typical Monday after school staff meeting.