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.
     
  2. ChildWhisperer

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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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  5. a2z

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    Yep.
     
  6. a teacher

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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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  8. mathmagic

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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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  18. a teacher

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    1. Not what I said
    2. Not what I'm doing
     
  19. a teacher

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    Wrong. You only get cheered if you are popular. And your teaching can stink and you can still be popular!
     
  20. a teacher

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    Most who go beyond the school day don't have a life after school.
     
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    Your judgements are getting tiresome. Evidently your life outside school is awesome and you feel no need to go beyond the school day for kids and since you weren't 'hired to be popular', just be comfortable with who you are as an educator and stop worrying about others.
     
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    Good Grief! Give it a rest and find something really important to complain about!!!
     
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    BUT your teaching can be awesome and still be popular. In my experience, the "popular" teachers are actually really good teachers.
    You just need to stop being so negative and seeing the bad in everything
     
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    By "most" you are stating far more don't have a life after school than than those that do. What facts, research, data, surveys etc. which encompass a large sample of schools, in all grade levels, in all regions and all demographics can you present which support this?
     
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    I go well beyond the school day. I also have a life outside of school: spending time with my husband traveling, performing with a couple of local music and theatre groups, organizing a meetup group for board gamers, and sitting on my couch clearing off the DVR. I also make a point to go to at least one of each sport at school and sponsor the drama club.
     
  26. a teacher

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    There you go. No kids obviously.
     
  27. a teacher

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    I don't care anymore. Other's keep responding to this thread. I already figured it all out for myself.
     
  28. czacza

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    Wow. You really are an asshole.
     
  29. MissCeliaB

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    Yep. You caught me! I am a happy DINK! I also won't be made to feel guilty about the life choices of those who have kids. I chose something different, and it works for me. If someone else chooses to have kids, then they have chosen something different, and I hope that choice works for them. I will say that almost all of our coaches have kids, our dance line sponsor is a single mom, and they find ways to make it work. Faculty members with kids bring their kids to games plays, etc. Or, they drop them off at dance class and catch a few innings of a softball game. It doesn't take much, and it doesn't have to interfere much with family time.
     
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  30. a teacher

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    And you are really a child, aren't you. If you can't comprehend, stay out of the thread dummy!
     
  31. a teacher

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    Some will do that, but generally those who have active lives and other interests and/or kids, don't have the time or energy to devote to other people's kids, and they shouldn't do so. It's simply a fact.
     
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    You and I work at very different schools and have a very different set of facts. We will just have to agree to disagree on this one.
     
  34. swansong1

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    Can we close this thread, please.
     
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    No: you don't get to order any A to Z member to stay out of a thread. Let me note that attempting to do so anyway goes far to prove czacza's allegation.

    This thread is closed.
     
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