I can’t remember if I’ve blogged about our new management before. Suffice to say it’s a breath of fresh air and even though you know that nothing is really going to change so quickly, you can’t help but feel a little hope in the air. Now, after requesting for it for years (from what I hear), we finally have dress-down Fridays. So it’s jeans to work for me! And this little change alone has managed to lift the spirits in the staff room, at least for a while. Still, I don’t know if it is able to keep the mass exodus of teachers at bay though.
Every year, my school gives out an award to a number of teachers who have been voted by their students as being “outstanding”. To be honest, it isn’t really a fair competition. The students are expected to give a write-up of the teacher they are voting for and many times, I know some classes and some students simply can’t be bothered to write anything. A lot of students end up voting for their form teachers as well so it often comes down to the write up. Whatever it is, it’s probably not a good idea to let this award affect your teaching.
Having said all that, when I was given that award last year, it was quite a nice feeling. What was even better was when I opened my dip tray today. After many, many months, the award committee finally passed us the write-ups by our students and it was really a lovely read. Aside from feeling really touched by what some of my students wrote, I also ended up feeling quite guilty because honestly, I am no where as wonderful as they claim. I think this came at a pretty good time since I’ve been feeling somewhat blah about my job lately.
Speaking of the small things, is it really difficult to make your Intranet compatible across browsers? I don’t like IE6 at all and for some reason, we are not allowed to upgrade our IE from that. I’ve been using FireFox and Chrome but the Intranet does not work at all on these browsers. Very annoying!
Lastly, you know what I love most about FF13 (which, yes, I have started playing)? It’s the almost negligible load times. I hate load times.