Day 3/30 Teacher... This post is a cry from the heart. I work at school. I am a teacher. And I am not perfect. But I am expected to be perfect...from parents, from administration, from students. You know, it seems like some children and parents think that teachers are like a learning mechanism that dissappears after the bell rings, and, probably, stays at school at night, and in the morning this machine is ready to teach again, always happy, always positive and of course obsessed with teaching kids and overwhelmed with love! So, here is the truth. I am not perfect. I drink alcohol sometimes. I am not perfect. I use swear words (not at school, of course). I struggle to get through day. I make mistakes and complain and cry. And it is ok. I am not perfect. I don't think that all kids in the world are cute and adorable, some of them are horrible, misbehaving, disrespectful. Tell me, when did it happen, that the teaching profession became so...ungrateful...teachers are not respected people anymore. Too high expectations, too much pressure on teachers nowadays. More complains, less salaries, more demands, less gratitude, more blaming, less respect and support...Any student can say anything to the teacher, and if you try to prove them wrong or (God forbid) raise your voice, then the child will tell his mommy or daddy, and they will come to school and complain, and in any situation teacher will be guilty! Parents demand that you MUST find an individual approach to their misbehaving, mentally unstable child, who interrupts and distracts other students and teacher! I am not a phychiatrist! They say your lessons MUST BE interesting and entertaining. Well excuse me, cinema is interesting, meeting friends is interesting. Learning grammar is not always exciting! What should I do to make it entertaining? Dance naked? When you come to dentist, why doesn't he have to convince you to open the mouth? And why must I convince to study a kid who doesn't need it. I am tired of this...
Dec 3, 2020 7:10 AM
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I totally understand what you are going through. It has happened to me so many times that I even have thought of quitting. Don't give up, it's always a challenge and a difficult one. If there's anything I can do for you, please feel free to contact me.
December 3, 2020
You are doing great. We should look at our success with the same eye we look at the times we feel down.
December 3, 2020
Yes, unfortunately, nowadays teachers must be flawless machines that never get tired and have no feelings. Haven't you thought of leaving your school and working for some courses or having private lessons? Because mostly at schools there are unmotivated students who aren't even interested in your subject while on your personal lessons you have people who DO want to study.
December 3, 2020
It’s really too bad that your chosen vocation is so difficult, i truly mean this. Obviously, you’re an intelligent woman with a heart which many employers are looking to hire. Don’t wait too long before deciding to move on to an employer who will appreciate you!
December 4, 2020
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December 3, 2020
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