A mood-lifter for the Back to School panic/blues...

Discussion in 'General Education' started by pwhatley, Aug 3, 2013.

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    It was my 1st year teaching last year and I would constantly hear from people that teachers are way underpaid for what they do, I would tell them that teaching is quite easy to me, most of my students were disciplined, engaged and did their work. Teaching to me just requires a common sense and expertise on the subject. The only thing I find challenging are the extra overwhelming online courses and tasks I must complete :eek: And so I still believe teachers deserve a raise each year.
     
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    I sometimes feel like teachers root for other teachers to fail. That's just my experience. It hasn't happened to me, but I have seen it be done to others.
     
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    I wish the people who sneer at teachers because the work is "easy" would believe this.

    ecteach, I haven't personally experienced that type of animosity between teachers. Not to say it doesn't exist; I guess I've just been lucky to have worked with some great mentors.

    DigitalDiva25, it sounds like you lucked out in terms of the students you got. Perhaps that's due to the school culture, or maybe you really are a phenomenal new teacher. But I think that your experience isn't typical. I find teaching to be emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausting -- although I love it.
     
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    Well it's a combination of both. I I am lucky to have good students. Also I just have a lot of passion in the subject that I teach and the students feel that energy when I am in front of the class. During my meeting with the principal last year after an observation, he mentioned that teaching seems like a natural thing to me. And in my 1st year, I even managed to get a couple of students win the top place in competitions in which they received expensive electronics worth over 1,000 bucks.
     

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