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I Am a Teacher

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    Well, I'm in in the process of becoming one,

    anyway. Next semester, I am student teaching in a first grade classroom, and then I'll graduate with my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I'm finishing up a five-year program. Obviously, I'm busy between methods classes, testing, my field placement, work, and trying...
    marliehasalottosay marliehasalottosay 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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    "Find something you love to do

    and you’ll never have to work a day in your life" I'm a primary teacher of English. What about you???? :)
    andoni13 andoni13 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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    I'm interested in special education.

    . Tell me everything I need to know
    findinghope41311 findinghope41311 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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    I teach kindergarten at a local private school,

    the place I went to elementary. I love the kids there. Even the five and four year olds I work with are polite and usually quiet. My coworkers think a couple of the boys in my class have a crush on me though, and one of them has already asked me to marry him! Kindergartners are...
    thecki thecki 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2014

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    Demoralised

    I have posted this story under a different title in another group but  wanted to post it here as well. I work in a place that was badly wanted by a lot of people. I am a teacher in an independent school.  The parents of the children who go to this school made huge sacrifices...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 5 Responses Mar 14, 2013

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    A Classroom Teacher's Authority Is Sacrosanct

    Our authority in the classroom is given to us by the parents of the children we teach. They are the ones who have authority, and therefore responsibility, for their children.  For six hours or so of every day those parents confer their authority upon us.  We are deemed worthy...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 6 Responses Sep 8, 2012

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    I've been teaching for more

    than 20 years privately, in public schools, and now at university. I love it when you explain something to a person who is having difficulty with something and you see the lightbulb go off in their head. I also love it when I can help a student who is stressing over something...
    absolom absolom 41-45 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm not, but I have a teacher who's horrible.

    Her name is Mrs Lucas and she doesn't like me (I don't know why). Today I was coming back with some others from cross country and when we went into the school grounds we ran past her. I was quite slow cos I was really tired and huffing and puffing a bit cos we just ran literally...
    EllieT01 EllieT01 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    English Lit

    I teach English Literature to 10.11, 12 grade students. Love the class. I don't always love the students unfortunately!
    Niomi1986 Niomi1986 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    Art Gallery Opening :)

    Part of my promotion meant I had a big project. My project was to turn a boring corridor into a gallery space for the children to display their work.Tonight, we hung the canvas' and put up the shelves for their sculptures. I've never felt so proud for a bunch of 7-11 year olds in...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 4 Responses May 31, 2013

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    Ignorance Vs. Stupidity

    In my career, I have come to learn that there is a difference between being ignorant and being stupid. Ignorance is far more easier to handle because a lack of knowledge can be quickly remedied. Stupidity is more difficult because it deals with the reasoning ability of a person...
    sensuousbull sensuousbull 46-50, M 6 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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    So I am in my clinical phase

    so I am taking over classrooms more regularly. Anyway, I have a student (first grader) that is struggling with alphabet sounds. However, I think the reason it is hard for him is because he has no confidence. He tells me he is stupid even if I don't think he is that he knows he...
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 27

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    Why are teachers so mean like your worse

    than the other students most of the time
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    I am a 57 year old male looking

    for a younger woman to exchange email with on an ongoing basis. Maybe eventually meet if we get tired of typing. I am kind and easy to talk to and also discreet. I am in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area. Drop me a line and lets get acquainted.
    seethruman seethruman 56-60, M Dec 26, 2014

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    I spend the school year investing every spare

    moment into my students. By the end of the year I am exhausted, but do not want to say bye. My students all move on to high school when they are done with my class :(
    dovie6 dovie6 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Marking test papers without the answer book,

    and I'm actually struggling to answer some of the questions. Poor kids!!!
    shellofaboy shellofaboy 18-21, M Oct 27, 2014

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    Today I was subbing in a third grade class.

    One student who is on a behavior plan pushed a kid and was bending his fingers backwards to take his pen. She claimed it was her brothers. It was close to dismissal and had overall been a good day. As I instructed groups of students to pack up I tried to talk with this...
    shellbell9 shellbell9 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2014

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    Who I Am

    I am a teacher. It is who I am regardless of what anyone else may think.For a while I was a "teacher". I used to teach music. Yet, it wasn't music that I loved to teach. I loved teaching. I loved to teach students about life, about the world. I loved watching them grow and learn...
    KnightBlade KnightBlade 36-40, M 4 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    The reason why I became teacher was

    because of my dad, I saw how much he loved it, so I decided to go to college right out of high school. I've been teaching and coaching high school students for the past eight years, and love every minute of it.
    coachaxel coachaxel 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    SoDamagedxx SoDamagedxx 16-17, F May 2

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    I teach ballet to children.

    It's great to see that more boys are joining in and enjoying it.
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2014

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    Why I Have Co-operation And Harmony In My Classroom

    All my students do their Homework.  They all get to school on time.  They are impeccably polite and respectful in their address.  Their bookwork is exemplary.  On excursions we always receive compliments. I am not saying these things to boast or have...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 16 Responses Feb 21, 2010

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    I am a music teacher

    and teach in my local high school teacher.
    classyandclassicalfemale classyandclassicalfemale 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Mrs. J.

    Since the new school year is just about to start, my thoughts naturally gravitate to my job. Today I’d like to tell you about my boss, the principal of our school. She definitely deserves to be heard of. When I first came to work here, my friends told me various things about...
    touchOFspring touchOFspring 36-40, F 13 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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    I Hate Your Kid.

    Your kid is a *****. She's loud, annoying, mean and she isn't even smart. Now that I've heard you go on and on about how great she is, I know where she gets it from.
    eekimateacher eekimateacher 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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    I may not be a Teacher

    as a job, but really, it's everyone who is a teacher. We all learn from each other. Meaning if you learn from someone, they are teaching you, even without realizing it sometimes.
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F Dec 14, 2014

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    High School - Freshmen - Love 'em

    I always knew I wanted to teach. I was meant to teach. I absolutely love my freshmen. They are special - at the point where they are children, learning to be adults, who want to act like children and be respected as adults. I get to talk to them, guide them, help shape them...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 13 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    Misssanta Misssanta 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    Best job in the world.

    Please don't hold it against me!!
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    Or I will be in a few years

    once i get my license. This year i was a tutor for two schools, one was a middle school and other was a high school. Both had a program called AVID which stood for "Advancement via Individual Determination". It is for students who are far behind and need an extra boosts to catch...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I was a middle school teacher in the area of

    history and in geography for 4 years. I soon went back to college and graduated with a masters in political science. I now teach at the college level in the area of political science.
    femaleoutshopping femaleoutshopping 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I Am A Teacher - Why I Went On Strike

    Someone deleted and answer, maybe their question, about why teachers shouldn't have gone on strike yesterday. They too are from the UK, and forget to mention, or moan at the fact that most public sector workers also went on strike. They had issues with the fact that they worked...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 21 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    Nijima Nijima 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Confessions of a First Year Maestro

    It All began in November of 2006. I heard through a chain of people that a band director had quit and they were looking for a replacement immediately. I still had another month to go with my student teaching, but i thought I'd throw my name in the hat. THat evening I faxed my...
    instertnamehere instertnamehere 26-30, M 10 Responses Jan 10, 2008

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    Controlling The Uncontrollable

    Every year I see coming into my classroom a group of children with behavioural and learning issues that pose a challenge to the functioning of the class. Over the years I have come to summarise this cluster of symptoms in a particular way that I find helpful in terms of finding...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 37 Responses Sep 16, 2011

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    Well more like I was a teacher back then I

    teached 1st and kindergarten and when they needed punishment it was always a hangin w*edgie
    ultimatewedgiegodess ultimatewedgiegodess 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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    I was a teacher four years ago,

    I taught 6th grade gym/health but I quit and I stay at home now! ;)
    maddytheMILF maddytheMILF 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    I' m not but I just wanna say

    why don't we all just finish school for Christmas like NOW? I mean let's face it, it's basically Christmas already and all we'll do is watch videos and all that biz (which is ok btw and super-educational!) but why don't we just STOP for Christmas now. Even teachers must want to...
    EllieT01 EllieT01 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    I realise that if I scold my students is

    because I see in them the flaws of this society as a whole: victimism, infantilism, lack of discipline, short-time thought. It is seeing in them the same flaws that I see in adults every day what gets me down. But if parents are like that, why should they be better?
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 5 Responses Feb 23

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    Aren't Teachers Just Glorified Babysitters?

    Read this to the end... it's sarcastic!Teachers' hefty salaries are driving up taxes, causing recession, and so we have to take the money from elsewhere because of these greedy teachers, their massive salaries are a drain on society, and they only work for what? 9 or 10 months a...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    For those like myself Learning Disabilities (

    LD ) / Dyslexia is best learned by one who has learned how to adapt and thus overcome it , I will always maintain the firm opinion that it takes a dyslexic to be able to teach another dyslexic about all the new technology that can be found for free on the internet , Information...
    Paschar Paschar 61-65, M 11 Responses May 26, 2014

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    The Most Dangerous Job In the World

    My principal was horrible, the hours were crazy, the boss was uncooperative at best, the parents were ignorant, the pay was lousy... but I never thought about those. Only when I was reminiscing about it with an old friend did I realise I really did survive...
    june1999 june1999 31-35, F 41 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    I've started noticing

    that when I talk to children, especially 1-to-1, I have started doing the 'm'kay' at the end of sentences like Mr Mackey from South Park. Please don't tell me I'm going to start doing this forever, and it is a natural disease that spreads throughout all teachers? I think I...
    shellofaboy shellofaboy 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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    MsJanice MsJanice 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    I teach geometry at a highschool

    where I live, and this is my first year teaching older kids. I taught kindergarten for two years before I moved. My kindergarten students were sweet, albeit excitable, so the transition to teaching teenagers was hard to adjust to at first. It was nice, though, to have classes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I am not yet now, but I wanna claim

    that I'll be a teacher by March 2015! The noblest profession of all :)
    fascisheanne fascisheanne 22-25, F 8 Responses May 2, 2014

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