This week my school has been going through the process of getting our accredidation renewed. This means a lot of work for a lot of people. Thankfully, a lot of the work was done in the last few years so I missed it! The one thing I had to go through was the observation that takes place. The team of nine professionals spent a few days in and out of the classroom observing the curriculum and the teaching methods. Foolishly, I thought, "I'm not going to worry about that." Why did I think I shouldn't worry? Well, truth be told, I don't really get that nervous when I am observed. The main reason why I don't worry is because most people who have been outside of math classes for several years, have NO idea what is going on in my classroom. If you are not in a math related field, then you're probably going to be lost if you come into my room in the middle of a lesson. So how will the observer know if I'm good or not? So I don't spend time worrying about it. Until of course, my supervisor came in to see me before school on Tuesday morning. She asked if I knew who was observing me that day. I told her who it was and she said something like, "Bummer. You know who she is, don't you? She is an A.P. Calculus teacher." I thought, "You have to be kidding me!!" But she wasn't. Sure enough a couple of hours later, Ms. Calculus herself came into my junior math class, Algebra II. I surprised myself when I realized half way through that it didn't bother me that she was in the room. She left her observations on my desk and gave me a nice report. I was happy. I guess my luck wasn't so bad afterall.