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I Am a Teacher

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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 6 Responses 4 days ago

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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

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    hey teachers, can you tell

    if a student has a crush on you?
    amarisage amarisage 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 10

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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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    Best job in the world.

    Please don't hold it against me!!
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 29

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    Learned Something

    Grading can be such a chore sometimes. Today though, I read an awesome essay! It talked about the importance of going out of your way to take care of other people. The student who wrote it used lots of personal examples of times he'd helped people, and times he didn't. One...
    FreyaFire FreyaFire 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2007

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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 11 Responses Jan 10, 2008

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    I teach most subjects

    but I can only teach a few subjects as GSCE like food tech, maths, English, ICT BTEC, travel and tourism, languages, science and religious studies. But yeah I can teach all other topics apart from PE and Music
    cbailey301 cbailey301 22-25, M Oct 3

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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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    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

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    i loved being a teacher

    until i lost my director .She was a nun .. i hated the job and the school after her . i am working without my soul ..i feel so lonely ..
    margreta margreta 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 23

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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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    Satisfaction And Frustration

    I find it amazing that some lessons exceed my expectations with one class and utterly bomb with another. Yesterday I did not think the class discussion would evolve the way it did. I enjoyed letting the class dictate as I was able to facilitate their thoughts and continue to...
    Husker97 Husker97 36-40, M 9 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    It's All About The Children *sigh*

    I went on a course these last two days. I was 'taught' how to be a good leader. Actually, I was given lots of paperwork to read through and talked at like I was a child by a woman who's been out of teaching for many years.6! Anyway...one of the things we talked about was finding...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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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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    I'm interested in special education.

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

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    I am about to go into my second year

    as a kinder teacher. I love it! My family thought I would end up teaching high school but I cannot imagine teaching anyone but my little ones.
    threeforagirl threeforagirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31

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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

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    A Golden Moment

    In my Grade Three class I have a child who is rather special. He has epilepsy and is also autistic; he is on an individual learning plan for most of his subjects.  When he was younger he missed a lot of school due to being very ill with his epilepsy.  Now he is on a medication...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    Classroom Management

    Anyone who is a teacher has heard the phrase, “Classroom Management.” I for one am getting tired of hearing it because I believed it is being abused by administrators that do not want to do their jobs. The concept of classroom management is a good concept. If it were...
    sensuousbull sensuousbull 46-50, M 5 Responses Aug 19, 2012

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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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    Huzza! Teaching little kids to swim is the

    greatest! Not only are they so cute, but you're also teaching them to swim, a very valuable skill for them to learn! Red Cross for life! :3
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Oct 24

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    I am French. At the current moment in time I

    teach English as a language to French students. I am also planning to become a teacher in Britain and teach French as a language. I have recently started to teach French at an English school as a trial type of thing. To get an idea on how the experience will be. I have to admit...
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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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

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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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    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 14 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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    I'd love to chat with a female teacher

    that loves to wear high heels while she teaches 😜
    Afroman22 Afroman22 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I am an elementary school teacher,

    and it is the best job I have ever had. Teaching is not an easy job, and it is not for everybody, but I love it. I can say I there are days I feel like a rock star, being swarmed by fans just walking down the hall. It is hard to be in a bad mood, as the kids just won't allow...
    glennr515 glennr515 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 11

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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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    I want to contact more teachers

    as i have a project that is beneficial for all
    akash212 akash212 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 16

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    I am supposed to be retired

    but I still teach two days a week in different schools! They are primary schools. In one I teach Maths and in the other I teach Welsh which is our first language. I teach what we call target groups. This is sometimes children who are struggling to get to the level they're...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 30

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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

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    Rewards Of The Profession

    When I think of great teachers, teachers who are famous for having profoundly influenced someone's life, it is often in relation to someone who had special learning needs.  One thinks of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's teacher.  Or others whose names I cannot remember, like the...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 11 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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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

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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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    Teachers, here is a question

    for you: Do you notice emotional changes in your students? Like if they are sad lately and all that. If you do,do you do anything about it?
    Missinghim99 Missinghim99 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    So.. i have a psychology project coming up

    and i recently heard a radio program made interviews with teachers that caught students copying, I would like to make something similar with my school, is there any subject that teachers would like to talk or something interesting to ask about?
    MilkyHon MilkyHon 16-17 Oct 5

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    There's Discipline, And There's Discipline

    In my previous story on EP in this group, "Controlling the Uncontrollable" I wrote about strategies that can be used to help establish a happy and calm working environment in a classroom with children who have learning difficulties. There are the little bushfires that happen in...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    Hey teachers, I'm just wondering

    if people ever take a dislike to pupils, but don't really know the reason why and feel guilty for it? Also when a class is misbehaving, do you ever get so pissed off you feel like you could hit them. I'm not saying I ever would, that is beyond my realm of capability, but...
    shellofaboy shellofaboy 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 22

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    I would love to be a better teacher to the

    wonderous souls gifted in my beautiful children. My example is crucial. I am thankful for what I am able to do. Effort & discipline.
    LifeOfARoseCat LifeOfARoseCat 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 6

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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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    Why are teachers so mean like your worse

    than the other students most of the time
    ZebraUnicorn ZebraUnicorn 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    labelle12 labelle12 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 16

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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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    "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

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    Well a student teacher.

    I've just looked at an old picture of my class that I only took for 6 weeks over a year ago and I can still remember every name. Why am I retaining this information! ?
    TheMagicMan66 TheMagicMan66 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    I'm in school for elementary education.

    Any advice from teachers would be great! I have only taught 1 lesson and while the kids didn't make me nervous the teacher did. I have to do more like this and everybody loved my lesson but people in charge make me nervous.
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 12

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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 5 Responses Sep 8, 2012

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    sort of i teach for a week

    or two out of the year to seniors looking to get into astrophyseology i work as a full time astrophysicist though
    chuckzares chuckzares 26-30, M Oct 2

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    I would love to be a better teacher to the

    wonderous souls gifted in my beautiful children. My example is crucial. I am thankful for what I am able to do. Effort & discipline.
    LifeOfARoseCat LifeOfARoseCat 36-40, F Oct 6

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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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    Weirdest thing I've ever been told on open

    house night (which was tonight) : " Just wanted you to know that he may have a hard time the first week of school. Last year on the first day he ran around the classroom on all fours yelling "IM A TIGER!" And biting the legs of the other children" You just can't make this...