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This is my 5th year teaching high school photo and teaching in general. Our school has a new principal and he likes to do random walk-thrus. Admins make me nervous because my classroom dynamic is very different than they expect. Like, in a traditional art classroom, all the students are relatively working on something at their desk (looking busy). In my classroom, students on various steps of processing and developing their work and sometimes there is down time because students are waiting for a process to be done. I let them take a break until they need to work again. So my new Principal has walked in on this numerous times and I feel scared because I don't know him or what he is thinking. These walk-thrus are not evaluative but can be evidence for other admins during evaluation time to get rid of me. I teach 2 photo 1 classes starting with traditional photography and 3 advance photo classes doing digital work without classroom computers. I know what you're thinking, why don't you hav...See More
tjbteach I am only a substitute teacher, however, a huge problem is the lesson plans are sometimes busy work or work where some students get done early and have little to do or the teacher leaves not enough to keep students busy. Then the principle comes through and the class looks.... well you know. Tips to avoid looking incompetent: Write assignment on bo...See More
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