I have always been a teacher. I started out as an elementary school teacher and now teach high school English, but I’ve also taught in the classroom for kids with autism, special needs, or who struggle with learning disabilities. My students are like my children and they can’t help that their brains work differently than mine does. But you know what? They’re not stupid either they just need more time to process information before they can do anything with it. And why would they be stupid? They live every day of their lives trying to figure out how this world works; why should we expect them to be able to process information instantly when we take years to learn things?
I am a teacher. I love my kids, and I love the work that I do. However, there is one thing that has been bothering me for a long time. Why are you here? Seriously. Why are you here on my blog reading about “teacher life”? Don’t get me wrong – it’s not because I don’t find teaching to be an interesting topic (I think it’s fascinating) or because of any lack of appreciation for your readership (you’re awesome). The reason why this question gets under my skin is because it seems like everyone who reads this blog post will have no idea what they’re in for if they were to become a teacher themselves someday and would be shocked when they found out just how hard the job
I am a teacher. I have been teaching for seven years, in three different states and two different countries. I’ve taught kindergarten, high school, middle school, college-level English courses to local immigrants as well as international students from all over the world. And I’m here to tell you: this is not what you signed up for.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret it’s not all about making your kids into the next generation of doctors or lawyers or engineers (though those careers are important too!) Teaching is also about preparing these kids for their future lives by helping them make good decisions now that will help them be successful later on; how do they go about figuring out which career fits their personality?
If you are reading this article, and I hope that you are, then I would like to take a minute to thank you for spending your valuable time with me. You have no idea how much it means. Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions in the world- but also one of the most demanding. It can be difficult at times to balance family life with work life, but we all do our best! My goal as an educator is simple: To help my students become their best selves so they may contribute positively to society. Of course, we all know that there will always be some bad apples who want nothing more than to drag everyone down around them-but thankfully those people make up only a small percentage of our population!
Teachers are often perceived as saints. In reality, they’re just human beings that have to deal with the same crap day in and day out. There’s a lot of misconceptions about what it means to be a teacher and we’re here to set the record straight. We’re not your mommy or daddy; we don’t want you to get As because it will make us look good; and we can’t do anything about bullies on social media and cyberbullying. If you aren’t ready for this kind of honesty, then maybe teaching isn’t for you either!
Teachers are not paid enough for the work they do. They deserve more respect and appreciation from society, as well as a better education system to help them be successful in their career. It is time that we start making changes so teachers can have fulfilling careers while being compensated fairly! What are your thoughts on this blog post?
I hope this blog has given you a little insight into what life is like for many educators. It’s not easy, but it can be rewarding and fulfilling if we work hard to improve our practice and make the best of our situation. We appreciate your interest in education and encourage you to join us in creating change so that all children have access to quality public schools. Thank you!