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Posts Made By: K12ENLTeacher
Board: BusyBoard 02-03-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
Same here...

It actually happened yesterday. I was asking a student to answer the question, to which the student responded: "wait, what? Ahh? Me?" It's as if she woke up from some kind of a stupor and made a face...
Board: The VENT 02-03-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
I teach 4th

I teach 4th grade and same here - no writing in months. Granted, we have been in quarantine like 5 times now since November which is why I created a Google doc where students can type their work, but...
Board: The VENT 02-03-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
Thank you, mom23kids!

I really appreciate your kind words. I am so happy that the winter break is coming up! This is funny that we go back on the 11th, and then on the 12th is when we begin our winter break! We might as...
Board: The VENT 02-03-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
Thank you!

I appreciate your kind input! I had the same thought of looking for something right now and not wait until the end of the school year. But the fear creeps in as soon as I open to look for...
Board: The VENT 02-03-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
Fed Up and Ready to Quit

Hello, fellow TPers!

It has been a long time since I last posted, so this is going to be rather long as I have so much brewed up inside me. Where do I start...

I have been contemplating to...
Board: The VENT 03-12-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
Difficult Situation

If my school will ask me to do online teaching, I will walk off right that instant. This profession already consumes my life. I will not let it move into my home.
Board: The VENT 03-05-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
Can't wait to quit...

Yes, you all read it right - I cannot wait until June to quit. AT ONCE AND FOR ALL. I AM DONE.

Once again I had the child complain to their parents what a MONSTER I am. Yesterday, as we were...
Board: The VENT 03-01-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
I can relate...

I am ashamed to admit I have had such moments more often than I would wish for. I realize that I am getting more and more impatient with the students. Like you I feel guilty after that fact but...
Board: The VENT 02-21-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
I can relate...

However, my mind set on June 26, which is the last day of the school year!
Board: The VENT 02-21-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Posted By K12ENLTeacher

I have read all of the posts on this thread thus far and I can see that many people prefer teaching more than their old days in the office. I have not done anything else besides teaching so, maybe, I...
Board: The VENT 01-22-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
Burnt Beyond Repair

Hello there...

As my title suggests I am burnt beyond repair. I am certain this is it. I just cannot take this profession any longer. The way this is going I do not see myself survive even another...
Board: The VENT 01-17-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By K12ENLTeacher

You only spend 5-6 hours on lesson planning a week? What is your secret? I tend to spend at least 7-8 hours on a Saturday so I can have my Sundays and weeknights off. But like you mentioned, add to...
Board: The VENT 12-29-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
You did not

Fail those kids - the system did. Clearly you have done all you could. You have gone far and beyond. Now is the time for you to say, enough is enough. Stop feeling like you are a failure. Remember,...
Board: The VENT 12-29-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
Words Out of My Mouth

I am not going to repeat what has already been said by other posters. I have only been teaching for 9 years but in these short years I think I have seen enough to want me to quit. In fact, I have...
Board: The VENT 12-18-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
OMG I could have written this!

I teach 4th grade and have same exact issue! I would not say all of them put no effort but many do not! I know they began learning multiplication facts in the third grade so I always remind them of...
Board: The VENT 12-18-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
Good for you!

I am doing the same thing! I am going to finish up this school year and transition into HR. I am taking a couple classes (certificate program) in HR this coming January. I am done. And no, you are...
Board: The VENT 12-01-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
I agree

I agree with the above commenters. I would also add that, at least how it works for me, consistency is key. Be consistent with every aspect of your classroom management down to the transitions from...
Board: The VENT 10-28-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
Sick and Tired

Yes, I know, here comes another threat about how sick and tired a teacher is...

I do not really come on here too often but I feel like today is the time I do.
The kids were off the wall today -...
Board: Career Decisions 10-02-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
Not Alone...

I am with you on that! I have been teaching for 8 years now and I have been trying to transition out from teaching for a while now. I am in mid thirties, and yet I still have to share the living...
Board: The VENT 09-28-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
I apologize for posting in the wrong place but..

I did not get any responses in the "right place" so...

I am trying to transition from teaching to other fields like corporate training. i would like to hear from those of you who have done that....
Board: Career Decisions 09-23-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
Transitioning from teaching to other fields


I am trying to transition from teaching to other fields like corporate training. i would like to hear from those of you who have done that. My questions are:
1. What was the process like?...
Board: The VENT 09-04-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
Other Careers With Teaching Degree?

Hello there!
A teacher friend asked me to post because she was too burned out to create a profile. In any case, after teaching for 8 years she is thinking of leaving teaching for good. She is...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-20-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By K12ENLTeacher

I actually ordered both of those books!!!! I cannot wait to read them, hopefully before the school starts.
Board: The VENT 08-20-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
Abosultely disgusting!

The behavior those parents have been demonstrating is absolutely disgusting! They believe they are kings of the world and that the world revolves around them. Such personality attributes are...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-19-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By K12ENLTeacher
Reading Strategy Lessons

Hi there!

I am working on my Reading Strategy Lessons binder for this upcoming school year. I will be teaching 4 grade and I have no resources at all, so I have been creating some for quite some...

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