What's with screaming when teachers step up at assemblies?

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  1. swansong1

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    I don't find it interesting. I find it pitiful.
     
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    OK.
    Popular teachers can be great teachers in the classroom.
    You're just coming off as someone who is jealous of the teachers that get cheered at assemblies.
    Just stop
     
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    Not jealous. Annoyed. Get it!?
     
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    Right.. but why does it annoy you?
    Because they're great teachers AND well liked by students?
     
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    Yep.
     
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    It annoys me because it is not what I was hired to do- to be popular. And it is childish, as many in this thread have suggested.
     
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    To provide a parallel: if a teacher was helping to run some after school events that kids enjoyed, would you also be annoyed at that teacher for going above and beyond the expectations for teachers?
     
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    If you are getting paid, what's the difference.
     
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    So what part of your contract says you have to be popular or get cheered at assemblies? What part of your contract says you have to react to people getting cheered, positively or negatively? in other words...WHO CARES! I kind of want to say to get over it...but that would be rude.
     
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    But what if you're a great teacher, you're good at what you do, and then you become a popular among the students? You're still doing your job.
    That's not childish at all
     
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    What do you mean?
     
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    It's ideal. Not many have that situation. Maybe 1%?
     
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    Basically, why are you worried about someone else going above/beyond the job requirements, when you're still getting paid and are not looked at negatively by your employers for what you are currently doing?
     
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    I don't know where you get your statistics, but in my limited experience (I have only been teaching since 1974) the great majority of teachers go well beyond their contracted obligations and would be cheered by many people.

    Obviously, your experiences have been different and it really seems to bug you that you can't be like those teachers. Demeaning them to make yourself feel better probably won't work.
     
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    Seriously? Most teachers are good teachers. You need to stop acting jealous over petty stuff. Focus on making yourself a good teacher. Then maybe you'll get cheered at assemblies too
     
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    Absolutely. If it were not for these teachers going beyond their contract many after and in-school programs would not exist. I doubt their goal is to be popular. More likely they view teaching as a career not a job.
     
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    1. Not what I said
    2. Not what I'm doing
     
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    Wrong. You only get cheered if you are popular. And your teaching can stink and you can still be popular!
     
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    Most who go beyond the school day don't have a life after school.
     
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