Teaching Feels Like...

I'M NOT YELLING. I JUST TEACH REALLY LOUDLY. I'M SORRY.


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When I decided to just use the planning guides in my teacher edition instead of planning everything from scratch like I did my first year.

When I decided to just use the planning guides in my teacher edition instead of planning everything from scratch like I did my first year.

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When the kids ask me if I want to “see something cool.”

When the kids ask me if I want to “see something cool.”

The students when I announce that we’ll be having a test the following week.

The students when I announce that we’ll be having a test the following week.

When 3:00 rolls around each day.

When 3:00 rolls around each day.

Anonymous said: Yo so I have this wonderful teacher who might be retiring this year. I'm talented at her subject and she is determined I will take it up for A-Level. I told her I wouldn't take it up unless she stayed (if she stayed she WOULD be my teacher). She told me 'maybe I'll stay just for you'. I don't know if she would be serious but she said the same thing to my parents and she told them that 'we click' and that 'we gel'. As a teacher yourself do you think she would actually consider staying? Thanks :)

Okay, so: some people may think this sounds completely horrible, but it’s true — there are just some students that I absolutely adore, FAR more than the others. It’s not that I don’t love all of my students, but there are some (I can think of one in particular) that I just really do “click” with more than any of the others I’ve ever had. I grade him/her the same in class and I don’t let him/her “get away” with anything more than any of the other students, but there is just something about him/her that makes our relationship different from the rest of the other children.

(Okay so I recognize that the way in which I have said all of this sounds completely creepy, but honestly, it’s fairly normal from what I’ve gathered from talking to other teachers. We do have favorites — we just do. And I personally I think that’s okay.)  

So, that being said, I don’t think it’s outside the realm of possibility for your teacher to be serious about this. If she had only said it to you, I might be more inclined to think maybe she was just joking, but since she also said something to your parents about it, that’s saying something.

Personally, if I were thinking of leaving and my favorite student wasn’t going to pursue something s/he could potentially be wonderful at just because I wouldn’t be there, I’d rethink it for sure, considering how much I care for this student and his/her future, I’d want to do whatever I could. That’s just me, but it might be your teacher as well. 

xx

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Whenever there is a fire drill that I have forgotten about.

Whenever there is a fire drill that I have forgotten about.

When I overheard two students planning possible ways to cheat on an assignment in my class.

When I overheard two students planning possible ways to cheat on an assignment in my class.

Me during staff meetings.

Me during staff meetings.

When I’m trying to put grades in and the grade book inexplicably stops working.

When I’m trying to put grades in and the grade book inexplicably stops working.

When someone asks me to do something I don’t want to do, but I also really don’t want to deal with them any more than I absolutely need to.

When someone asks me to do something I don’t want to do, but I also really don’t want to deal with them any more than I absolutely need to.