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i know this is weird
Old 08-25-2016, 03:21 AM
 
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I absolutely love teaching, but how is it that I hate it at the same time. My heart just isn't in it. I'm tired of the bs.


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Old 08-25-2016, 04:43 AM
 
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Oh, I hear you. I am having a similar issue. I am tired of changing curriculums and having to start over (seems like) every year. I am tired of having to think about things like putting standards or I can statements up and changing them constantly. I am already dreading the first formal observation. Tired of deciding what to do every day.

My class is really good this year. Kind of low, but no behaviors. I am enjoying them.
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Not weird at all
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I totally get it and could have written your post.
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:11 AM
 
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I get it. I stand on the cusp of a new year and find myself rather jaded from all the things kahluablast stated and more. Love the kids, but I'm finding it more and more each year to be a just a job.
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:31 AM
 
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I feel the same way.


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Old 08-25-2016, 07:33 AM
 
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I love teaching. I hate unnecessary paperwork, workplace politics, and parenting people's children when they are perfectly capable of doing it themselves but choose not to put in the effort. I hate spending my money on school supplies that should be provided or spending my personal time hunting down grants and funding for those supplies. I hate being managed and evaluated by someone who does not have the skills or knowledge needed to do my job but insists that I implement things that they think will work without asking for my opinion based on my extensive training and my experience with both curriculum and children. I hate trying to explain to administrators and politicians that testing the heck out of kids at the level that they should theoretically be at but is way over their heads just to prove that it is still way over their heads is a frustrating tear-inducing waste of time, and that testing them at their actual level to show the progress that they actually made would give us data about their actual skills that we could actually use to help them improve faster.

The in-my-classroom with-my-kids teaching part, though? The best.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:49 AM
 
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Hear! Hear!
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Agree!
Old 08-25-2016, 11:57 AM
 
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I am having a great time with my new students. Coworkers have been nice and fun to work with. Yet, it seems like they are piling on the "new" expectations for us. We have a few new programs that we have to use...We got no training nor help! Just deadlines and more and more long emails. Do they think we actually have time to check our email? I don't.

Oh, and it was 100 degrees in my room. My legs and feet are so swollen. We heard tomorrow is hotter.
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I am ready to be out, too.
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I love the kids, but I hate the teaching to the test to make corporate America happy! I am in the process of working with a few parents in my community to start an independent microschool. Kids will learn, take assessments, and just enjoy life.
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Old 08-25-2016, 05:02 PM
 
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I feel the same tonight. I feel like some of the behavior issues are so commonplace - almost expected. How can we effectively teach with 5 to 6 kids basically defying, getting loud, exhibiting horribly distracting behaviors? I am so sick of the same old thing every single year. The parents who are not doing their kids any favors by enabling them and placing blame on everyone else is really the most frustrating of all. It is day 7 and I have already decided to let them be - I can't fix them and I am exhausted trying to get them to comply.

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Your replies hit the nail on the head. I suppose I'm jaded.
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not weird
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I feel the same. It's super stressful for all the reasons mentioned. Hoping I can make to to retirement.
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