Saturday, November 22, 2014

Six word Saturday



"I need a pencil. What are YOU going to do about it?"


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OK, more than 6 words. And both sentences were from one person.

When did it become the teacher's responsibility to provide everything? Again, not a new rant, but the students this year are even more needy and rude, and the school is providing even less.

Again, why not. If I can spend less money knowing the slack will be picked up someplace else, why not save my money?

If the student can do nothing and know the pressure will be applied to the teacher and not to her. Why not?

If the parent can provide no support and know the teacher will pick it up. Why not?

If the school system can provide no books and promise paper for copying (but not deliver) - why not? We will punish the teacher if the students don't learn.

Looked into retirement this week. I can retire the end of this year. Or teach another 5. I just don't know. (and for God's sake do not waste your time telling me I should take my shitty attitude and quit. That is a pointless and obnoxious thing to do. I am very good at what I do and I enjoy 90% of it. It is this 10% that I cannot control that annoys me.)

5 comments:

Elaine said...

Oh dear, that sounds so familiar. I get very annoyed when children (I teach 7 - 11 year olds) do not come to school prepared with the correct equipment and are not bothered about it. Of course there is usually another student who has come very well prepared and can lend them a pencil/pen, but that just makes it worse really!

retired not tired said...

Teaching is not what it used to be.I am sure you will make the best decision for yourself.

Karen S. said...

Here's a trick for the few trouble makers, crying to be heard, I'd place a container on my desk with pencils- and a note- "use for class put back after" of course there will still be that one child that will find some other silly random excuse.

Pissed Off said...

I know how you feel. I went through the same thing. Retirement was the best thing I ever did. Maybe you can find an adjunct job at a local college. There is no pressure from admins. Kids are nice, even if they don't work the way they should. It is a great way to keep doing the job you love without the stress.

ChiTown Girl said...

What PO said. =)