Do you talk about work at HOME?

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  1. allaphoristic

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    ALL the time. Boyfriend is used to it now though, and he's good for bouncing science and math ideas off of when I'm planning (I think he'll be a little sad when I'm departmentalized next year and only teaching literacy and humanities).
     
  2. Ms.Holyoke

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    I live with my parents but I don't tell them a lot because they don't really understand much about teaching. I do talk to my boyfriend about it and he is used to it. :)
     
  3. catnfiddle

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    I try to keep it minimal, just as Rockhubby tries to keep talk about his work minimal. He doesn't quite get how my job works, and I have NO IDEA how to handle IT or online security issues. However, if one of us is having a rough or triumphant time, we'll listen to one another.
     
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    My dad and wife both teach, so yes, work does come up quite frequently.
     
  5. TeacherNY

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    Sometimes I'll talk about school at home. Usually situations. I don't use student's names but I'll mention a kid here or there like "oh, that student who likes that song...he wanted to sing it all day". Nothing really specific. I'd rather keep my mind off work when i'm at home.
    My husband doesn't talk about his job much but sometimes he will if something funny happened or something strange. I actually have a friend who works in his building so he will sometimes tell me when he ran into her, etc.
     
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    Yes. I tend to ruminate and dwell, but it's easier for me to let go of a thing when I talk about it. Sharing the burden, I guess.
     
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    When I was a teacher, I liked talking about difficult situations from school with my wife, because she always gave the best advice! She is not a teacher herself, but she was so great at finding the root cause of the issue and helping me brainstorm solutions. And she was honest enough with me to let me know when I was at fault :rolleyes:

    I mostly tried to talk about the success stories, though. It made me happy with my job and helped my fam understand why I worked so hard.
     
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    Extra points for using one of my favorite words in the English language.
     
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    Not too much. Some things I don't like to talk about. Most things, I can't talk about due to privacy laws (my husband has met my students.)
     
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    I think as the years go by I talk less and less about work at home. By the way, home is my daughter and I. She's 19 now, she was about 15 when I got this job. When I do talk about it, it's usually about something cute, or funny or crazy or something very bad that happened. But no more than once every couple of weeks.
     
  11. Backroads

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    Only if I have a good story. Work stays at school. Good stories do not.
     
  12. otterpop

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    Good for all of you who are able to leave work at work! I wish I was better at it.
     
  13. Pashtun

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    Nope, but if my wife was a teacher that would be different.
     
  14. linswin23

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    Ditto! We TRY not to, but it happens!
     
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    The good part about talking about work is when the stories are hilarious. Told Rockhubby about the ED kiddo who blurted out that our principal needs... um... relations more often so he'd be less strict. He almost fell out of his chair laughing. Rockhubby did, not the principal. Decided to keep that conversation out of his immediate attention and documented it with our SpEd teacher.
     
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