As I was walking away from the office, P called me in and had me sit between the AP and counselor. P closed the door.... I figure he was gonna chew me out so here’s what happened. He said I was one of 1st teachers that he met early in the year and liked what I was doing early on. He said we somewhat solved the problem with the senior boys being non-working and trouble. Then after returning from Winter Break, he saw a decline in my effort. He also mentioned that the test scores for my classes were very weak. P also noticed that I was allowing the negativity of some of my students’ attitudes affect how I was teaching. It looked like I was giving off the “they aren’t caring that much so I’m not gonna care that much either” attitude. Here’s what really got me.... P said that, if circumstances were different, he would have cut me and not think twice about it. P then asked if I had questions and I asked him what saved me from being cut and he said I am an asset to the school and he’s willing to have the AP and counselor help me. He said he hopes that, when we talk next year, it will be all smiles instead of frowns. So we ended the meeting with me walking out thinking I’m safe for now but on very thin ice. In the back of my mind, I’m also thinking, if it had been my 3rd year, I’d be a goner but I have one more year to get this turned around. Thoughts?