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I Am a Teacher

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    How Could The Teachers Be So Indifferent? - A new student joined my class two weeks ago.  We knew he was coming and had his things ready for him.  But he came late the first day...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 15 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    I am a teacher and I am exhausted 6.5 days a week.
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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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...
    sensuousbull sensuousbull 46-50, M 5 Responses Aug 19, 2012

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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...
    june1999 june1999 31-35, F 41 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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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...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    Mathematics - I teach Geometry and AP Calc. Aren't they fascinating subjects? My workplace is chaotic no matter which angle you are viewing from. The students are socioeconomic...
    pinkyswearx pinkyswearx 31-35 4 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    I teach kindergarten, and I have been teaching for 6 years. I have grown so much as a person in the past six years. I think sometimes children are the best teachers.
    lizzie2u lizzie2u 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I am a teacher for individuals with intellectual disabilities and would love to continue if the teaching world was not full of politics and corruption.
    kymikal kymikal 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Male Elementary Teacher - I am a new teacher, and I love my job. I teach sixth grade and look forward to going in each day. I just started teaching this year, it is a tough job...
    glennr515 glennr515 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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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...
    glennr515 glennr515 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 11

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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...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    Female Teacher - I am one of America's educators in our public school system. I teach at a local university in the area of political science. I love my job so much and is very...
    interracialblacklover interracialblacklover 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    High school senior pupils, it is a challenge
    debs1978 debs1978 36-40, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Oh yeah I am. But not the normal one you probably know. I love motivating my students each and every single day. I love bringing some energy and positiveness into the room. And I...
    nana242425 nana242425 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    I am a Special Education Teacher BD/LD is my specialty.
    wolfman05 wolfman05 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    I'm having a very challenging year! I am a sixth grade math teacher in an urban school district. I need to find new ways to engage my students. I teach three classes so I have 68...
    JG5555 JG5555 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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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...
    instertnamehere instertnamehere 26-30, M 11 Responses Jan 10, 2008

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    The Chalkboard and Debussy - Little Carla loved to laugh, but her reading level was no laughing matter. Carla's scores placed her in the bottom 5% of 1st graders so as a Reading...
    purplepiano25 purplepiano25 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    Hi everyone, I am not a teacher but I could use some teacher advice. So I am in high school and I have a lot going on in my life right now. I have a teacher that I really trust and...
    lauramusua lauramusua 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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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...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 13 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    Starting A New Life - I just want to share my experience. I am in my late 20s and I already finished my college degree way back seven years ago. I also worked my *** off outside of...
    mae1985 mae1985 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    The Things Kids Say... : D - All of a sudden while teaching a 7 year old girl with special needs, she started laughing.  I asked her, "What's so funny?"  She was...
    anon8753 anon8753 26-30 1 Response Jul 2, 2010

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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...
    touchOFspring touchOFspring 31-35, F 14 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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    Called to Make a Difference - I'm a junior in high school, I think I want to be a high school english teacher.  I have had so many teachers that have made such an impact on me...
    chocchipkookie93 chocchipkookie93 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2007

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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 2 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    FUN With Students - I had fun playing YU GI OH trading card game with my Grade 8 students. :)
    Tirhell Tirhell 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 21, 2013

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    I Will Never Be One... - A few years ago, I headed for England with the ambition of becoming a teacher. I had landed a job as a French assistant in a secondary school for a school...
    Apoil Apoil 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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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...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 22 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    I Need Advice From A Teacher. - Hi, I am Michael. I am 29 years old. I teach social studies to high school sophmores. I have a huge problem. This year, I transferred to a new...
    TheMichaelll TheMichaelll 26-30, M 14 Responses Aug 10, 2013

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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...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 11 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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    I am preparing to go back to work. Mine is a special interest school with a reputation to uphold and a religious Principal. I have three months in which to do my preparation and...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    Poetic Justice... - When I started teaching in 1986 (yes, I'm bordering on ancient...lol), I had the students no one else wanted.  They weren't kidding when they said I'd...
    Peregrinita Peregrinita 46-50 2 Responses Jun 22, 2009

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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...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    Back in eighth grade I practically helped teach my algebra class. When the teacher was busy, he would tell the students to come to me. So yes, I am a teacher, or an educator as...
    TheLawOfNature TheLawOfNature 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    New Time, New Place - Today is my last day of 'summer vacation.' Like most of us, I really only had about a week- I have been teaching summer school and writing most of the time...
    annasteve annasteve 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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    Ok, here's the background: I nanny 24/7, homeschool seven kids, ages 3 to 15/prek to 9th, and the kids' education has been sporadic and either superior or uninspiring. Getting the...
    rosemarydanjou rosemarydanjou 26-30 1 Response Jan 4

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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...
    FreyaFire FreyaFire 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2007

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    Teach highschool, In the UK, that's ages 11-16. Love my job and even though it has it's ups and downs wouldn't want to do anything else!
    Lauramom38 Lauramom38 36-40, F 28 Responses Feb 4

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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...
    sensuousbull sensuousbull 46-50, M 6 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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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...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 8, 2012

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    1st Year Art Teacher!!! - I just finished my first year teaching high school art.  I teach at a charter/alternative school in South East Houston (2nd ward).  It is in a...
    amahler amahler 26-30, F 5 Responses May 28, 2010

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    I Was A Teacher - The first year is the hardest year of your life. This is what every teacher told me; every administrator told me. It was not just hard though. It was not a life...
    bet5031 bet5031 22-25 9 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    Relieved - Hi, I wrote the story "I Need Advice from A Teacher." I thank you all for your opinions. I thought earlier that I could just avoid her. I then was told by her father...
    TheMichaelll TheMichaelll 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    I teach Highschool Biology in the UK, so ages 11-16, but I don't just teacher what's required and leave, I love connected with students and I love to help them with their problems...
    Lauramom38 Lauramom38 36-40, F 10 Responses Mar 9

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    For Lauraislovely :) - Right now, I'm working for a private company in Indonesia which manages department stores, supermarkets and bookstores. We cater to many foreign customers...
    june1999 june1999 31-35, F 19 Responses Oct 10, 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...
    Husker97 Husker97 36-40, M 6 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    To Give Up On a Child -  Now Casey's mom is a tough lady. She's not the kind of person you toy with. But no amount of ranting or raving would convince Casey's teachers that he...
    purplepiano25 purplepiano25 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2013

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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...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 6 Responses Mar 14, 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...
    KnightBlade KnightBlade 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    Dagnabbit - This morning I spilled some water on the floor and let out what I thought was a perfectly fine expletive - just bad enough to help me let off some steam but not bad...
    purplepiano25 purplepiano25 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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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...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 37 Responses Sep 16, 2011

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    I always think this will make people just hang up straight away. I came to the job quite late, but wouldnt swap.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 13

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