2 things I hate about teaching

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  1. ELA 11 12

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    #1 Assemblies
    #2 Snow-days
     
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    :lol: Those are in my top 10! :)
     
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    Really? We have some pretty awesome assemblies at my school. The PTO does a great job finding assemblies that link to curriculum in a meaningful way. I also love the assemblies where kids' talents are showcased: the band, the chorus.

    Snowdays? Really? Ok the 5:30 phone call sux and they do add the day on to the end of the year in my district but it sure beats the heck out of getting up, shoveling the driveway, slipping and sliding to school and slipping and sliding back on home...plus sleeping in is always good. Got some laundry done today, cooked a pot of chili, made soup. Made some phone calls I needed to catch up on...all in all a pretty good day.

    Call me Pollyanna- I pretty much love my job.
     
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    I should have titled the post: The ONLY two things I hate about teaching

    My bad.
     
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    I LOVE snow days... its just a nice little surprise - you just can kind of do whatever you want that day.

    I HATE pep rallies. We don't really have other kinds of assemblies, but our pep rallies are terrible. We don't have a band, so they hire a DJ. They announce the sports teams and announce EVERY SINGLE KIDS NAME. I guess that's nice but you can't hear anything so it is just really boring and pointless. There is no school spirit, only class spirit, so the kids just boo each other and anyone who isn't in their graduating class. The seniors are too old for it and just sit there and don't even cheer. Then they have special pep rallies when certain sports teams are state champs, but not for others. I loved pep rallies when I was in school, but it just isn't the same where I am teaching now.
     
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    We have great assemblies but this week we had 2 and a snow day. Really takes a chunk out of what we need to teach.
     
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    1. meetings
    2. coming back after a sub day
     
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    I totally agree about the assemblies! Our district is having to cut costs everywhere, yet last week we had a band come in and do a performance for the student body under the guide of an "anti-bullying assembly." They never actually said anything about bullying - just played bad cover songs. I found myself wondering...How much did we pay for this? Could we not use that money elsewhere?
     
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    I enjoy assemblies and snow days... I'm a little surprised...

    But we don't add snow days on to the end of the year. Even so, I'd rather not have to shovel out if I don't have to.
     
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    1. Going to the pep rally.
    2. Being at a pep rally.

    Even though one of my jobs is coaching.
     
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    1)parents
    2)paperwork
     
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    :lol: Ditto!!
     
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    1. Getting new students in the middle of the year.
    2. PAPERWORK FOR SURE!!
     
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    1. getting new students who you know are "hell on wheels" once the year has begun
    2. losing hardworking, self-motivated students during the school year
     
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    1. unrealistic/unsupportive parents
    2. low pay
     
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    1. Grading
    2. Grading
     
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    1. report cards
    2. conferences
     
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    As an Aide I actually like:
    1. Meetings (ours are fun, productive and we don't have many)
    2. Assemblies (we only have maybe 2 per year)
    3. Report cards (since I only have to help come up with how to say the most in a few short words, I have it easy and it's fun)
    4. Conferences (I haven't been to many and they are eye-opening)
    5. Snow Days (I don't get paid but I love an unexpected break)

    I do have problems with parents sometimes and having to work within the confines of someone else's parameters. It's great if they are compatible but it isn't so great if they aren't. ;)
     
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    In order (#1 being what I hate the most):

    1) Bad, disrespectful, smart-ass kids who don't care if they learn or not.
    2) Continuous meetings, in-services, seminars, etc.
    3) Uncooperative, unreasonably demanding parents.
    4) Stuck-up, haughty coworkers.
     
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    1. paperwork
    2. delusional parents
     
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    I generally like most things about teaching as well, but could do without:

    1) Incentive pay
    2) People who think we have easy jobs
     
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    LOL I have some delusional parents and some who are just plain :dizzy:
     
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    1. Grading
    2. Unexpected due yesterday paperwork. (Paper work is par the course so I'm alright with a certain level of it.)
     
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    I hate to complain about my job with the economy like it is....I'm glad that I have one.

    But:
    1. The LONG lesson plans that I'm required to do
    2. state testing
     
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    1. Parents who don't care about their kids and care even less about their child's education and/or just think that kindergarten isn't important even though our kids have to read in kindergarten now. One parent even said, "oh well, he can just repeat kindergarten, I don't have the time to work on learning letters at home". :eek:
    2. Parents who are so invested in their children that the child isn't allowed to do ANYTHING alone including walk 10 feet to the classroom with the other 120 kindergarten kids who make it to their room just fine every day. :confused:
     
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    1. Paperwork!!
    2. State Testing!!
    3. Our assessment wall!!!!!!!!!
    4. Rude Parents
    5. Principals that do not see teachers as people first!!!
     

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