Let me say that I am NOT a educator I received this on a blog( listed below) that is all about and by educators. And it’s the kind of thing I hope get legs so people stop asking these kinds of silly questions.
Oh, and next time your state wants to cut teacher pay and benefits, speak up !
1. We’ve all been to elementary school, so aren’t we all kind of experts on it? ”
Umm , no. You’ve been sick before does that attain you a doctor
2. When I retire, I still want to do something, so I guess I might take up teaching.”
Teaching is not a pastime, like horticulture or sail. Teaching will likely attain your old undertaking feel like a vacation.
3. Have you ever was just thinking about stimulating your class more fun? ”
No, I do my best to make it as boring as I can.
4. If you really cared about children, you wouldn’t worry about the salary.”
I love my students. I love teaching. I also love being able to support my family and feed my children.
5. If you managed your time at school, I bet you wouldn’t need to plan lessons and grade on the weekends.”
OK, I’m a little busy at school. I teach and work with students almost every moment of the day. Spending 20 hours a week outside of school on prep and grading is normal for me.
6. You’ll never be a truly great educator until you have your own kids.”
Actually, yes I will. The relationship between educator and student is quite different from that of mother and child.
7. Why do you attain them read so much and write so many essays? Why do you dedicate such hard grades? ”
Because it’s my job. Because my students are here to learn. Because they’ll require these skills to survive in the world. How many reasons do you need
8. I pay taxes in this district, so technically you work for me.”
Sorry, we’re not your minions. That’s not how it works. Taxes supporting public goods and services such as the fire department, police, parks, and yes, public schools for the community as a whole. And by the style, educators pay taxes too
9. Ohh, you teach kindergarten. That must be fun playing and singing all day.”
Yes, my life is just like Disney movie. I sing and the children and the little animals of the forest come running. Actually, in kindergarten, we teach our students the foundational literacy and math skills as well as the social and emotional skills that defined them up for success in every grade to follow
10. Why are you so strict? They’re merely kids.”
We attain plenty of time for laugh and fun in my classroom. But rules and routine are not only necessary, they help children to feel safe, procure, and valued in the classroom community.
11. How hard can it be? You have all summertime off.”
A longer summertime transgres is one of the benefits of opting teach as a career. But keep in mind, it’s not all summertime. I spend weeks every July and August on professional growth and curriculum planning. And during the school year, I work 12 hours a day all week long and at least one day every weekend. Add it up and our vacation days are about the same.
12. Teaching is nice, but don’t you want to be more successful and attain more fund? ”
I teach because I want to make a difference. I teach because what I do every day matters for children.
That’s what success looks like.
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