I'd post a pic of my Troll cross tattoo for this entry, but I am at work and have no access to pictures of any kind. The school district I work for apparently monitors what people are doing on their computers- even teachers. The teacher I am working for today left explicit instructions that I only use the class computers designated for students, and I only use them at lunch if I even need them. Yeah- wasn't gonna hop on the computer when I am supposed to be working. Apparently she had a sub at one time looking up sporting goods prices while he was supposed to be monitoring students (moniter? ack). I hope they just misunderstood and he was actually checking this stuff between classes- because that is just wrong and creates an unhealthy environment for the next sub who is not closely watched and limited.
I can understand her request not to use her computer, though. It's hers, and it's personal. Just like her desk drawers and cupboards (I only go through them if I can't readily find things I need like bandaid or a pass to the nurse's office.
I can even understand her request that I don't steal her pencils and pens. Or that I clean up the classroom before I leave. and emopty the trash. All this I do anyway usually. Stealing is bad and mommy taught me to leave things better than I found them.
But....she instructed me, I quote, "Do not read sub plans to the students". What? There are times I have kids go "Ms.Whosawhatits doesn't make us do that- and I read them what their teacher wrote that usually says "do that". Or if I don't understand, "do chapter 3 in the Crash book and make sure you SLANT". I have to read it to the kids so they can translate it into English- Crash is a novel and slant is an acronym for Sit-up, Listen, Ask/answer, nod/notes, Track. I should have the right to read sub plans if I choose. I won't read the part where she tells me that this class is difficult, or that Juan is attention-challenged. If she doesn't want it to be read, if it can't be said aloud, don't write it!
Of course, then there were various other demands that I already knew but no feel less inclined to do them because they sounded like orders and not requests. I am paid to be here and teach the kids from 7:30-3:00, I am not paid to crawl on the floor and get paper scraps, etc- But I do because I care. I care less when you have a slightly trollish personality though.