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Old 04-02-2021, 09:13 AM
 
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I got an email with my contract for next year. I've never actually gotten a contract before. In IL you have a job unless you're told otherwise.

I emailed my boss and told her how happy I was to get the contract. She told me they wanted me back. Do you know how long it's been since I've been told I've been wanted? Years. I cried (that's my thyroid ). I know it's stupid, but it made me feel good.

She told me we'd talk about my placement at my evaluation meeting Tuesday. At least I know the meeting can't be that bad. My team mate had her meeting and nothing about placement was discussed.

Here's what I wonder: How do administrators know whether or not we're doing a great job? She's observed me once? Just a thought.

Anyway, now I'm going to look at 3 houses this weekend.


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I am so glad that your hard work has been validated by those who matter.

Happy house hunting!
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Two ways administrators know you're doing a great job besides observations:
1. They hear it from parents.
2. They don't hear from parents especially the habitual complainers.

Congratulations!
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That's great!
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That is great news Greyhound Girl! Happy house hunting 😊


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Glad you've gotten good news to start the weekend!
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Hurray for you! Congratulations and enjoy your weekend.
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That's all good news!
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Old 04-02-2021, 09:49 AM
 
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Well deserved! Enjoy house hunting!
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Old 04-02-2021, 10:04 AM
 
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Great news for you! Have fun looking at houses.


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Old 04-02-2021, 10:23 AM
 
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Congratulations! Itís lovely to know youíre wanted. And happy house hunting.
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Yay! Thatís great news
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Old 04-02-2021, 11:14 AM
 
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That is awesome news! It's nice to be in a place where you feel valued and wanted.
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Old 04-02-2021, 11:17 AM
 
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Congratulations! What a huge relief! I'm glad you've gotten some positive feedback.
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Congratulations! I am sure it is a giant relief!
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Theyíd be silly not to want you back!! Good luck with house hunting
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Aw, GG, that's GREAT news!
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I'm so happy that it looks like you've found a place where you're happy to be and they treat you better than you've been treated in the past. Keep us posted on the house hunt. I hope Aik approves of whatever you decide on!!
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Old 04-02-2021, 12:24 PM
 
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Thatís great ! I feel like you have found your happy place!
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Yippee for you! What a sense of relief
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Old 04-02-2021, 01:10 PM
 
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Thatís awesome! Knowing youíre wanted and liked at work is such a great feeling. You deserve to be appreciated. Now, fingers crossed your house hunt goes especially well this weekend!
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What great news! Congratulations!
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I am so glad you received the contract for next year; you deserve it.
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Wonderful news! It's always lovely to feel wanted.
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Feeling wanted is no joke, I don't think it's stupid at all. It's a great feeling and I hope you carry it with you on the hard days. Are you still seeing kids virtually? Maybe the placement conversation is about what your job might look like next year?
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Old 04-02-2021, 04:55 PM
 
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That is absolutely marvelous! I am so happy for you.

She knows you are doing a good job not only from a formal observation, but passing you in the hallway, the little things here and there she sees you do, calls or notes from parents, comments from other teachers, office staff, a custodian and the list continues on....

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Let the good times Roll
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Congratulations! That's wonderful!

I was surprised, too, when a good boss made me feel wanted after feeling like I was the worst with a bad boss. It makes us human.
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Thatís exciting news! Congratulations!
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This is just the boost you deserve.
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What a sigh of relief--Congratulations!! Now you can enjoy your weekend and happy house hunting
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Yay!
Old 04-03-2021, 05:47 AM
 
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Of course they like you! Iím so glad they let you know! Itís your time- enjoy everything your move is bringing you!
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I think Kat has it right.
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Two ways administrators know you're doing a great job besides observations:
1. They hear it from parents.
2. They don't hear from parents especially the habitual complainers.
I agree with this..but also add coworkers. Coworkers talk and admin shouldn't always listen but we know it happens. I am very out of the loop in my present position but I still hear some scuttlebutt about who is doing well and who isn't, who is liked, and who isn't... Fair or not, some admin go by second-hand reports and their own feelings.

The admin will also judge based on your interactions within the buildings. How you conduct yourself, treat others, respond to the students and staff you interact with, and respond to their directives in person, by email, or whatever. With security everywhere now, it is impossible to rule out what they notice.

Of course, when they go in our favor, it is easy to like their gut feelings. But unfortunately for your coworker, it is tough when the opposite happens as well.
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Normally I would agree with all of that about coworkers, etc but remember, Iím teaching the remote program. Iím housed in the corner room in the middle school. I havenít seen or spoken to anyone. I havenít met an elementary teacher. Iíve been on an island.

I do have a team mate whoís a hot mess whoís making me look really good.
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Old 04-03-2021, 10:18 AM
 
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Wow, that is sooo good! I am really happy for you. I am so glad moving to where you wanted to be is working out!! I'm happy dancing for you!
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That's great news! Around here, signing contracts isn't the big deal it is elsewhere- we'll get them in July. Has the union already negotiated everything? That may be part of it here, they're just now starting that process at this time of year! There is a mid-March date where they have to tell probationary people if they're being non-renewed or not, so at least you'd know that part, but it must have felt good signing an official contract!
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Yea for you! You deserve that after the bosses you've had the last few years! Happy house hunting!
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Congratulations! Enjoy house hunting!
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Old 04-06-2021, 03:46 PM
 
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I am so happy you know how appreciated you are Have fun house hunting.
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I'm so happy for you! Very well deserved of course.
I know the feeling though about the "how do they know?" I felt like at my last school I was under a microscope and here I rarely get noticed. Which is fine but I don't know how they know what's going on.
I do think some of it's what parents/people say. I know there's always a lot of data and as long as the data is decent and there aren't other concerns with me then I'm good. It helps if there's a concern with someone else.
Good luck with the house hunt!
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