I have bid adieu to one of my classes, the online, GT education one. It was just entirely too much work for a class that wasn't for my major. So I dropped it and am happy to have done so!
Work was frustrating today. Students were riled up and very hard to settle down. I had to make a few parent calls/emails, which I really don't like.
And tomorrow is the big day, so to speak, the reading TAK's test. I just don't have a good feeling about it. This group did worse on their January benchmark than the one in November. How the heck does that happen?!?! I only had 4 not pass last year...this year, well, we'll see.
And to finish my day off right, a coworker called the parent of child who we are both having problems with (not working, zeros, failing two classes, argumentative, etc.) and the mom wants to ensure that he is not testing with me tomorrow because that's how much he hates me. Evidently he dreads coming to my class all day. Gee, thanks for sharing that. Got any salt to rub in this particularly nasty paper-cut while you're at it?
I know it shouldn't bother me, but dang I hate when people don't like me! Even no-working, lazy sods like that student.
This calls for an early night. Buonanotte!