Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Back to School

And More Rain

It rained again and is supposed to rain the rest of the week. I didn't really have time to ride the Boys today anyhow as I had to go back to school for the dance concert.

A lot of my students are in the dance department and I always feel it's important for teachers to attend their performances. I also try to visit students in their shop classes once in a while to see the work they have done there. And I spent time visiting shops during the special school competition (Green Tech Expo) to see the projects they were submitting. I even managed to see a few of the Expo presentations/demonstrations. I used to get to some of the sports team games, but this year didn't manage, although I do ask students how their games went.

Some teachers don't go to anything. And today, I was kind of annoyed to discover several teachers who didn't even know there was a dance concert tonight. The posters have been up at the school for weeks, but no one even bothered to look--I guess. Might be why my play didn't evoke a whole lot of interest either.

Don't know what the solution is, but I wish more teachers would show an interest in what the kids do in places other than just their classrooms.

At any rate, I do intend to attend things at the school even after I retire. I hope to stay involved with the performing arts department somehow, so that's a given. The rest? I don't know, but somehow I have a feeling I won't be totally severing my connections to the school system--at least not just yet.


  1. Keep on doing what you're doing. It's obviously worthwhile.

  2. It's great that you care enough about your students to care about the things they're doing outside the classroom - you're right, it would be nice if other teachers got how important this is as well.

    We're very fortunate - my younger daughter attends a very small high school and every one, parents, teachers, kids, attends lots of events to support others in the school. It creates a real community.