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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    I am a teacher and school starts the day

    after tomorrow. I have enjoyed summer and extended time on EP, but those days are over for now. I will not be on EP nearly as much. I apologize to all my EP friends. I will get on EP as often as possible, but it will not be the same. thanks for your patience and understanding...
    dovie6 dovie6 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    A couple of days ago I scolded one of my

    16-year-old had his feet on a chair. After doing it I felt stupid for having to be like that with a boy his age, but thought "if you behave like a child, then I will scold yu like a child" Later, I have been having seconds thoughts about it, and coming to the conclusion that...
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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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    One of the many flaws of the educative system

    in my country is that public schools create groups with a small number of students for those with behavioral or cognitive problems, but on the other way those groups are not provided for students who excel the average. On one hand, they think those students will somehow manage...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I don't love my job anymore.

    I love the students, families, and community. Decisions made by the higher ups make things so difficult. We are being asked go against best practices and research. Particularly in my grade, we have to teach in ways that aren't developmentally appropriate. Then teachers are...
    StrayCali StrayCali 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    Saw My Teacher on a Saturday.

    .... I think every teacher has experienced this at least once. My students are completely taken back when they see me in public...and they always ask where my co-teacher is as they believe we must always be together :) 
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 2 Responses May 25

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I always wanted to be a teacher

    when I get older. Kids are getting meaner and meaner. They disrespecting teachers. The parents don't do a thing but yell at their kid. Yelling doesn't do anything. I wanted to teach kindergarten but idk anymore. I'm more looking into construction now
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    If there is an attitude I hate at school is

    using it for political interests. Teachers using their lessons to indoctrinate (or try to indoctrinate) students are unfortunately not uncommon. I find their attitude nothing short of unacceptable and disgusting. But it is even worse when those who are in charge of school...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 9

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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 3 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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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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    My student is driving me crazy.

    .. My lessons have always been laid back, I'm easily the youngest teacher in the school, my class is tiny because it's part of an arts rotational system and nobody takes music seriously (and those who do have private lessons anyway). So I let my class choose the music they want...
    thursdaysandfridays thursdaysandfridays 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    MsJanice MsJanice 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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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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    SweetHeartxxo SweetHeartxxo 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 5

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    Okay well I'm not a teacher.

    I'm a student but I figured I could get some advice here. I am a mess with basically everything. I have family problems, personal problems, social problems, and school on top of all of that which basically makes it impossible for me. I want to do well because I don't want to...
    ArtemisOfTheInfernalLands ArtemisOfTheInfernalLands 13-15, F Jul 7

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    Schoolyear is about to finish.

    I was just putting all my papers from this year in order. Exams, exercises, essays, notes, hundreds and hundreds or sheets that summarize the work done with my students during the whole year. Two contradictory thoughts are fighting in my mind. On one side I see that the amount...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 23

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    SoDamagedxx SoDamagedxx 16-17, F May 2

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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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    jimh28 jimh28 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 9

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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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    Hey guys, I need some advice,

    or rather some major help. so I have this teacher who must I add is a rather good looking bloke and I need your help to detangle my situation. So we get along really well, it all seems normal but sometimes idk he seems super egar - like one time we were sitting down and he was...
    justanotherconfusrdgirl justanotherconfusrdgirl 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    This morning I was having the last revision

    with my students for the exam we have tomorrow. While I was giving them tips, some if them were studying for another exam they have later in the morning instead of paying attention to what I said. This happens a lot every year, with an increasing frequency. Short-term mentality...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 3

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    Any girls want me help

    or teach u how loose yr virgininty now
    mum2015 mum2015 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I am a teacher. I retired two years ago

    as an advisory teacher but two of the schools I advised wanted me to carry on. So I work two days a week in two schools. I work with groups of children who need help in Maths or in our native language (which isn't English btw). And I love my job. It may be two days a week in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 25

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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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    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 5 Responses May 21

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    Natural Science- Physical Science teacher in

    College. :) PS.....I still hate Physics hahahaha
    WifeOfVegeta WifeOfVegeta 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    High school chemistry teacher

    and head coach for the girls Volleyball team. I've been teaching for seven years and still love it.
    doxus doxus 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    I begin teaching in a new school

    and I'm afraid I will not fit in
    srakp srakp 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I do love to teach! It's a wonderful job,

    to be able to help students in high school develop their knowledge and understanding.
    norwegian73 norwegian73 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 13

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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 40 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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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?
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 23

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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 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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    I enjoy it when my students are learning music

    and enjoying at the same time.
    mielicus mielicus 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    Any girls have any problems pme Iam here

    if u wanna talk and u can talk me about anything
    mum2015 mum2015 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7

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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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    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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    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...
    Glennr67 Glennr67 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 11, 2014

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    I have often written here about the flaws of

    the educative system in my country, Spain. But the truth is that there is not a perfect system, and that maybe I should not complain much. I found information about one of the higher ranked systems in the world, Singapore, and what I found is really scary. I really really hope...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 13

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    diaperedmommy2 diaperedmommy2 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 8

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