I Find School Depressing

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    "you Da Realest Teacher I Know"

    I've been a high school teacher for nine years now. In a week, I will be laid off due to budget cutbacks. Not sure what I will do next. I'm 56, with a bunch of medical problems - despite my professional qualifications, nobody seems to want to hire me. And...I'm not sure I want to...
    angusmcfarland angusmcfarland
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jun 17, 2012

    Why Do American Students Lack Self Confidence?

    I keep hearing that American Teens have the highest Self Confidence in the World. You. Have TO. GOT. TO. Be. Kidding. ME. I am a high school teacher. I was thinking about this today, as I looked at the answer sheets, as students handed them in. Now - final exam. The test...
    angusmcfarland angusmcfarland
    51-55, M
    Jun 19, 2012

    Insanity Is When You Do The Same Thing Over And Over, Expecting Different Results

    I find High School depressing.   I found it that way when I was a student - and now that I'm a teacher, it is even more depressing.   I mean, I became a teacher by a strange route. I never intended to be a high school teacher. Nope, I was going to be an Engineer. I was going to...
    angusmcfarland angusmcfarland
    51-55, M
    3 Responses May 20, 2012

    It Sort of Is

    haha. it used to be so okay going to school, but after the "break-up", it was hard. It always reminded me of him (luckily though, I got past that stage already) but what did not change was how I felt so bothered and distressed by school---by the people, by some ...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2009
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