Oh yeah, I've started BTSA. Except my school district doesn't call it BTSA. And there's a whole boat load of paperwork. And I'm still not quite sure exactly what's going on, or what is expected out of me from the program.
Although it does look all too much alike with the Teacher Performance Expectations that I was graded on at UTEC.
And once again, I'm being told that I'm a good teacher AND not a good teacher at the same time.
Thus, the confusion. Eh.
So far, all that I've done with BTSA is watch a couple videos on differentiation, fill out a few papers, get observed a few times, and have hours long discussions on what went wrong in my lesson. I would like to talk more about how to fix what went wrong instead. I would also like to go observe some teaching in action. That would be helpful.
But the school doesn't have the money to pay for a sub for me to go watch other teachers during the school day.
Thus, the round-a-bout cycle of inaction.
Screw it. I'm going to do something about that, whether they like it or not. Rule breaker! Yeah!