January 4, 2016
The school year has begun with a bang! Here, it just doesn't roll in. New students, new faculty, are just thrown into the thick of things and they find their footing as they go along. There is orientation, but that itself is disorienting. For a new teacher, you are shown the school grounds, the staff, the school rules, your teaching schedule, you extra-curricular duties and everything you needed to know in one day, and then whoosh - you are on your own. You are assigned a mentor, but she has her own teaching load. It's better to make friends quickly.