Friday, May 4, 2012

ktip = check!

I am pleased to announce that I have finished my KTIP. Binder and tasks that is. I still have my last meeting. But that's nothing...

If you are a teacher in Kentucky, or if you have ever taught in the state of Kentucky, you will be able to truly understand what a miraculous feat this is.

For some reason, first year teachers in the state of Kentucky are given the task of completing the impossible. KTIP - the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (Killing Teachers via Incredible Pain). Basically your life. And the only thing that consumes you and your first year of teacher. You "get" to write up fancy detailed lesson plans, reflections of the lessons, give all kinds of assessments and graph the progress of your class.... and a lot of other things. A lot. And that still might be an understatement. Pretty much, it makes me want to crawl into a little dark hole with a box of muffins and never come out. Ever. Or at least, not until all 200,000 papers and lessons and reflections are finished. But I couldn't do that. I had to look the enemy straight in the face, and type my little fingers to death. Figure out how to make fancy charts that show all kinds of data (thank you, Jesus, for my genius hubby who can actually make charts).

In the week that I had to get through the last bit of KTIP I thought I was going to die. And also my house fell apart. Which pretty much means I have died. For those of you who don't know me very well, I cannot stand a mess. Dirty or unorganized. If a space of mine is either of these that means I'm not feeling well. If both are out of whack, then I am hiding in that little dark hole with my box of muffins.

I only have one meeting left and then I am done with this torture grand undertaking.

And also, I only have one more Friday with the kids. I have almost survived them! I have almost survived my first year of teaching. Praise the Lord!! : )

3 comments:

kelseylynae said...

This is a very , very big deal!!! Way to go!! It is the worst thing ever and the cruelest thing they can do to new teachers. I'm so happy for you that it's done :) hope this crazy time of end of year stuff goes well and then you'll experience the beauty that is a paid summer vacation :)

Bekah Potter said...

This made me laugh, Hannah! :) You and your box of muffins. But that's AWESOME that you're done! I never made it that far with the teaching thing, but I know a bit about how much of a pain that kind of stuff is. Way to go with persevering and surviving and BEING DONE!

Anonymous said...

I am in my first year of teaching right now and going through the KTIP process. It is very encouraging reading your blog about KTIP and gives me hope that I will somehow survive it all! I truly can't wait until I can just be a teacher without having the weight of KTIP also on my shoulders. Half the year is down and one more half to go. I think I can make it!