What are the top 3 most frustrating parts of your job?

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  1. Arky

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    For me the top three most frustrating parts of my job is, the administration constantly changing how we should teach, the NCLB pressure, being evaluated one time a year and feeling like it should be a dog and pony show. I would rather they just come in and out all year. :dizzy:
     
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    should have been are where I put is...sorry. It just got away from me. So much for proofreading, I hate it.
     
  4. tracykaliski

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    There are lots of things about my job that I absolutely love, but the thing I really can't stand the most is the teachers who are constantly complaining and whining when things don't go the way they want. Or, when it involves them actually, you know..doing something! Sometimes I really wish I could just close my door and do my own work, but the nature of our school isn't like that.
     
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    One is parents who cause trouble and don't have all the facts or who are just downright wrong about a situation. One is admin. who jump on you because of what a parent said without knowing the true facts. The third would have to be having to do busy work--paperwork that is frivilous, etc.--that keeps me from planning activities to help my students.
     
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    unappreciative students with lazy/poor work ethics
    excessive paperwork and documentation
    DUTY
     
  7. Arky

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    Oh, I hate duty too. I guess the things I listed are what is weighing me down right now and making me think about possibly getting another job. Today it snowed. My kids were gathered around me on the carpet and I was reading them "Holes" The snow was falling and we could see it out our large window. It was warm and cozy in our room and I thought it doesn't get much better than this. I want it to be like it use to be.
     
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    I don't know whether I'm just Polyanna, have it exceptionally good, or am just exceptionally thankful for all the support I've gotten in a rough year.

    But I can't think of a single thing.

    I like my job. I like the people I work with and the people I work for. I like most of the kids most of the days.

    Sorry, no frustration here.
     
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    paperwork. bah!
    my lack of room/being on a cart/transiate district/lack of admin support (it's kind of one big lump of things that all rely on eachother! lol)
    being treated less than by co-workers..ie..the art teacher doesn't do anything, isn't a real teacher. boo!
     
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    # 1 frustration: Not actually being able to find a job.
     
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    Lesson plans and comments on report cards.
     
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    The first two I have to keep the same. My last frustration is lack of strong discipline from the administration. I despise seeing the kids in our building walk all over our P. because she gives too many chances. :(
     
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    Frustrating Events

    The parts that I am unhappy about the children that frustrate you with their lack of effort and caring.2-The teachers that tell on each other if they think it will get them any kind of advantage 3-The enormous amount of record keeping and paper work that many times are unnecessary.:help:


















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    I don't enjoy grading or paperwork; outside of that everything is just peachy and I love it!
     
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    Finding an effective way to deal with my ADD boys
    Candy everywhere I look.
     
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    :lol: I am like a grammar nazi... I come from a long line of professors.
     
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    Parents, parents, parents. I teach in a super small town that gossips like crazy.

    To list 3 different things:
    1. Parents
    2. Kids who do not care and make a 20% on everything (I have had 4 students like this in 2 years).
    3. Administration that changes their mind every day. My P has professed her love for reading response journals. Today she was upset with me because they were quietly sitting in their seats writing a response. :banghead::dizzy:
     
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    1. My principal has it in for me because I pointed out that there was no follow through on her school wide behavior system she implemented last year...
    2. One of my aides' who is totally clueless and incompetent but thinks he is perfect
    3. My principal has it in for me...which is why I have an incompetent aide in my class -- she won't allow my aide's supervisor to remove him to my room. Doesn't matter that no other teacher in my school wants him in there room or that the other aides don't wan't to be teamed with him. A student actually tried to kill him yesterday...
     
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    #1 frustration - negative, whiny teachers

    That's about it. Everything else is really good.
     
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    The biggest frustration for me is having non-responsible parents. It is sad when some teachers care more for the kids they teach, then the kid's own parents. On the flip side of this, I get the opportunity break that non-caring cycle by acts of caring.
    With that stated, I am fortunate this year and have a group of very caring parents who are responsible for and supportive of their children.
     
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    1. principal
    2. parents
    3. pressure

    The 3 P's. :)
     
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    1) adults who lack follow-through
    2) school professionals who complain constantly, but then complain about a possible solution
    3) micromanagers
     
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    Things that frustrate me:
    1) teaching out of 4 different rooms (in two different buildings) that all have completely different setups and available/reliable technology.
    2) our school's odd schedule and not having a typical before school, after school, or lunch to meet with students, parents, or other teachers.
    3) having very little direction/support during my first year.

    Things I like about my school (I'm taking this from another thread, but I figure I might as well find some good if I'm going to complain :) ):
    1) Smartboards in every room (even though sometimes they're unfortunately more trouble than they're worth. :))
    2) Good pay.
    3) My schedule allows me to sleep in?? (I teach from 11:30am-6pm)
     
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    hmmmm, I guess it's not really about teaching.

    1. complaining whinny negative teachers
    2. parents
    3. teachers who constantly brag about what they do in their class and imply that their way is better
     
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    I honestly LOVE my job and my school. I only have one complaint and that would be dealing with some parents. Everything else is just great....
     
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    I agree with Ku Alum ... negative teachers really bother me.
     
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    1) Difficult/annoying helicopter parents
    2) Unrealistic expectations by administration (such as changing the required science units, but not providing any resources or materials to teach the new units, or coming up with new math standards before choosing the new math curriculum, so now none of our standards actually match what is taught in the curriculum)
     
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    that is the biggest with me
     
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    but with negative teachers they do give a voice to some problems
    (too much voice I know)
     
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    They do give voice to problems, but they also give voice to solutions. Never happy.
     
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    More often than not, though, they give voice to the problem and then never offer any solutions.
     
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    This year my 3 biggest frustrations are with the kids: tattling, lying/story telling, and bullying. I am struggling with the online grading system we have started using this year, and correcting papers is always a weak spot, but the constant bickering and tattling and nitpicking drives me up the wall. I wish we could go on summer break next Monday.
     
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    Complainers.
     
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    1. Students who won't shut up
    2. Recess duty outside
    3. Bringing home work (grading especially)

    Otherwise, I can't complain about my Administration, I love my science dept, and my grade team is amazing. I'm blessed--- I don't like all of my kids, but I know I'll be wanting to be where I am for a long time. :)

    And thanks for this thread--- I need a good reminder because one of my students said they wanted to kill me in my sleep this week :( (Not to my face at least)
     

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