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Re: People not understanding the stress and strains of teaching


From: Jancy & Mike Cossin (jmcossin_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Nov 01 2002 - 14:26:54 PST

I so agree!!!!!!!!! We have a career day where community member are supposed to come in and share with our students, "teach" them about their field or do a workshop. They have no concept of staying every night till 5:30 as I've done for the last 2 weeks. The papers to grade. The extent that you have to write sub notes so that you can be gone for one day to get professional development at a conference, etc.
One student did write me a note that said thank you for all of the extra tutoring- those things make it all worth it.
jancy wrote:
In a message dated 11/1/02 7:29:08 AM, writes:

<< i've often thought administrators, including the superintendent, and school
board members should be required as part of their job description to
substitute teach 1 day a month just to give them a reality check.
linda in michigan

I totally agree. I wish EVERY adult could be included in this requirement.
However, we know this would be a fantasy because without a teaching
credential they would have to be chaperoned. That is NOT real. For example,
"The Great American Teach-In" allows individuals to come in and "teach" for
the day. That is NOT what our days are like at all. It is irksome to hear
some of the "Teach-In" visitors make comments about how they "TAUGHT" and it
was so nice.
Yeah right.

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