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brenda r wrote:
> I am a first year art teacher without education training.
> But the entire experience was a complete shock to my system.
> I am a mild, quiet type and the rude and disinterested students caused me
> so much greif along with long hours that I didnt expect I have not
> accepted the job this year.
> Any thoughts, I need help fast!
Well to me I noticed your first word were not joyful happy memories.
They were not filled with passion to get back there. You really
don't seem happy and sometimes the first thoughts on a place is what
you should be listening to. Perhaps if you can stand it financially
quit working full time there and try working part time somewhere
else. Museums, creative art centers, even recreation centers have
art classes. Private schools are hard to get. I know because I don't
want to work in public schools(sorry folks- ever) I think it's great
that I know I don't think I could hack it and it's better to not
clog up the system. Mostly it's because of the attitudes I've seen
in the past from disintegrating morals of students, bad attitudes on
both kids, faculty and administrators and the size of the class.
Besides the fact they seem to conveyer belt them in and out. Anyway
that's my view. I have a friend who is divorced, she has been for a
long time. She worked at my kids school as their art teacher but
it's private and it was part time. She worked there a long time. She
is very quiet, meek, soft spoken and looks quite frail. The kids
respected her and were very kind,( of course they have to be at all
times). She left to teach at the 700+ elementary/middle school
across the street. She has aged a good ten years in the eyes. It is
full time and she needs the money. She is stressed out underweight
and exhausted. I know she would quit in a heartbeat but can't exist
without the paycheck. She just doesn't have the personality to work
in that kind of school. Oh yeah she is white it is 99% black, inner
city school and a lot of problems. So if you don't have to go back
don't. See how you feel in a year.
Maybe you just need a break or perhaps a change in
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