That’s funny…you don’t look like a teacher…
This blog is dedicated to all the ass-kicking teachers out there (especially those in public elementary schools- holla)!! I have taught in the public system myself for many years and am currently pursuing my second advanced degree in education. Teaching is my passion and I love nothing more than being with my students. However…teaching isn’t all rainbows and kittens…there’s a whole other side to teaching which makes it one of the most difficult, mind-bending excercises in patience ever!!! I whole heartedly believe that teachers demand a million times more respect and consideration than they currently recieve. Who else could shape the future of education better?
Just FYI for those of you who don’t know a teacher personally…it’s not all half glasses, flat behinds and thematic sweaters. The teachers I have met are some of the smartest, funniest most amazing people ever and they shatter the stereotype most of you have in your mind. We’re not Michelle Pheiffer in Dangerous Minds, but we’re also not up-tight b*tches with meter sticks.
Basically, there are two types of peoples working in schools….my fellow rockstars and a bunch of IDIOTS who have no business near a school. And these are the monkeys who are dragging the rest of us down. Seriously, it sounds harsh, but there are some real losers out there who really did take the job for the few days we have off in the summer (please, don’t even start with me with the whole “must be nice to have summers off” crap because it’s NOT the whole summer, it’s about 7 weeks, and it’s long overdue since I hold my urine for eight hours a day, five days a week, 180 days a year).
These people are the ones who can’t master the photo copier, feel it is beneath them to work a full day and insist on leaving before the children do. Come on teachers, you know who I’m talking about. That lazy moron who shows up in the middle of your math lesson and wants you to chat, or that lazy staff developer who spends her morning reading the newspaper while you are running morning meeting….do I need to continue?
Well, this blog is ABOUT them and DEDICATED to YOU!! (because you ROCK!!!!) This is my attempt to not let those jerkoffs get to me, to make me laugh at their ridiculousness and to keep me focused on what really is important….the kids.
You really inspire me to keep the kids in focus and as a priority even with all the crap you have to deal with every day. I have heard many horror stories in education and hope to be as positive as you are.