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I Am a Teacher

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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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    jimh28 jimh28 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 9

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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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    I begin teaching in a new school

    and I'm afraid I will not fit in
    srakp srakp 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 30

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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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    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 was shopping at Ann Taylor

    and some students where there shopping too.
    Therealjason Therealjason 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 12

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 12 Responses May 26, 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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    I enjoy it when my students are learning music

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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Ugh!!! Why is it when my class has a make up

    work day that my supervisor chooses to come do an informal evaluation but when I am teaching he is no where in sight? Ugh!!!
    BlueRose601 BlueRose601 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 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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    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 2 Responses Jun 3

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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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    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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    SoDamagedxx SoDamagedxx 16-17, F May 2

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    I have often noticed

    that when I scold a student for chatting during the lesson, or other wrong behaviour, their first reaction is a puzzled look, often followed by some kind of victimist reply "why me?", showing more disbelief and surprise than rebellion. It seems their brains are not able to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 1

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    SweetHeartxxo SweetHeartxxo 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 5

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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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    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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    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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    I was a teacher four years ago,

    I taught 6th grade gym/health but I quit and I stay at home now! ;)