New Job, Similar Stomping grounds

So this is a quick update because I'm still scrambling about to get stuff ready for the classes I'm going to be teaching tomorrow. Yeah, it came that fast.


So basically, I got hired and am now in Waskaganish, teaching Grade 9 English, Grade 7 and Grade 8 Geography and Grade 10 Careers, more or less. (They call it something else in fancy Schmancy Quebec, but a spade is a spade, bruv) It is a weird thing, since I didn't think I was going to get back into Quebec. Ever.


But I'm here and this place is kind of...Interesting. Like a twilight zone version of interesting, compared to other places I have been in. So far, the staff and the place look effing decent. Not in a through a glass darkly, kind of interesting. But in a oh, there is more than just dirt and gravel and bears coming to attack my garbage box in the night.


The staff is very helpful and have been offering loads of help in so many different areas, it's been mind-boggling. There is a real sense of team spirit here and that we are trying to work to do our best for this place. Mind you, this is the early stages. But it doesn't feel like a veneer of sorts. It feels like it's a real mandate.


It's also kind of interesting in that a colleague I worked with in Kativik is also here. She's been here for the past three years and she's very happy here. I think that's a good sign. If everyone was miserable, the turn over would have been even higher.


I also gathered that we are going to have a tough crowd in regards to academics and behaviour, which will always be a challenge. But then, I think it's always the case wherever I go. If I have an easy class, I'll be quite surprised.


So that's it at the moment. Back to work now.

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