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Thank you

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Rob Morey (raboo)
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 21:46:26 -0800


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Sharon:

Thank you so much for sharing your story. You are a special teacher and =
the member of an elite group. Teachers are a dime a dozen, but good =
teachers, the ones who are there to put forth all of their energy for =
all of the right reasons, are priceless. I really feel sorry for the =
teachers who have been so stressed out over the problems that they are =
having with their co-workers and their associates, (that can be so =
incredibly draining.) However, I don't feel sorry for them because of =
the problems that they have been describing, but because I think they =
have their priorities all mixed up, even though they have the very best =
of intentions. If a teacher walked into my class, interrupting my =
lesson to ask for something stupid so stupid and selfish as a foam-core =
guitar or a birthday card for their grand-child, ( and they have,) the =
answer is a plain and simple NO, with a following of, "Please don't =
interrupt my class again." If they get upset, well, to bad. If they are =
such light weights about that kind of stuff, then I sure don't what them =
on my team. I need to have strong, committed people on my side. Why do =
we put up with the long hours and the less than adequate pay and the =
public criticism? We do it for the kids, period. If we are there for =
any other reason, then we are there for all of the wrong reasons. We =
are not decorators of hallways and bulletin boards and such. We are =
educators and if we don't demand respect from our peers, then they =
aren't going to give it to us. It may seem unfair, but that is life. =
Frankly, the day that I start stressing out over anything else other =
than my job as a teacher and how well I teach, that is the day that I =
will quit teaching, because I will have become ineffective. =20
Keep up the wonderful work.=20
Rob

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Sharon:
 
Thank you so much for sharing your = story. You=20 are a special teacher and the member of an elite group. Teachers are a = dime a=20 dozen, but good teachers, the ones who are there to put forth all of = their=20 energy for all of the right reasons, are priceless.  I really feel = sorry=20 for the teachers who have been so stressed out over the problems that = they are=20 having with their co-workers and their associates, (that can be so = incredibly=20 draining.)  However, I don't feel sorry for them because of the = problems=20 that they have been describing, but because I think they have their = priorities=20 all mixed up, even though they have the very best of intentions.  = If a=20 teacher walked into my class, interrupting my lesson to ask for = something stupid=20 so stupid and selfish as a foam-core guitar or a birthday card for their = grand-child, ( and they have,) the answer is a plain and simple NO, with = a=20 following of, "Please don't interrupt my class again."  = If they=20 get upset, well, to bad. If they are such light weights about that kind = of=20 stuff, then I sure don't what them on my team. I need to have strong, = committed=20 people on my side.  Why do we put up with the long hours and the = less than=20 adequate pay and the public criticism?  We do it for the kids,=20 period.  If we are there for any other reason, then we are there = for all of=20 the wrong reasons.  We are not decorators of hallways and bulletin = boards=20 and such.  We are educators and if we don't demand respect from our = peers,=20 then they aren't going to give it to us.  It may seem unfair, but = that is=20 life.  Frankly, the day that I start stressing out over anything = else other=20 than my job as a teacher and how well I teach, that is the day that I = will quit=20 teaching, because I will have become ineffective. 
Keep up the wonderful work. =
Rob
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