Related Arts teachers, amirite?! Realizing each school is different and unique with their related arts teacher situations, let me just say, the situation at my school is pretty piss poor when it comes to time used wisely in their schedule. I teach in an elementary school with PE, art, music, guidance, library, and computer lab. All related arts teachers are certified teachers with the exception of the computer lab teacher. I added up the “free time” in each RA teacher’s schedule the other day and found that they each have 2 hours and 15 minutes EACH DAY. Now, I understand the library teacher and the guidance counselor. And even the computer lab teacher. But the other three. WTH are they doing with that time each week?! In addition to the 2 hours and 15 min each day, there are 3 days each week in each teacher’s schedule where they don’t have a full schedule and get an extra hour that day without kids! And then the
millennial teachers want to talk about how they can’t do something because they don’t have time in their day. Meanwhile all the other gen ed and sped teachers are BUSTING it day in and day out. It’s taking all I have to bite my tongue on a daily basis. When I questioned admin on it, I was told that petty things like this are what hurt a school’s morale. Petty?! PETTY?!?! Ugh. Researching other possible job opportunities that pay me adequately for the work I do.
I work in a state without unions.