Home edreform What not to say to a teacher [VIDEO]

What not to say to a teacher [VIDEO]

Uh huh! Hear those things so often. Good thing most teachers don’t go into education to become rich or famous!
The reality: this is the first summer I have had off in the last 18 yrs of teaching, as I have mostly worked in at-risk/residential programs, and we had summer school for our residential students. As for 3 months off, Hah! More like 6 weeks if you are lucky, and most of us find some other job for the summer, anyway. Or spend our own money taking classes to keep our certification. Or both.Overtime?? Rides home in a company paid taxi? The boss buying us a meal? As some of my inner city kids would say, whuzzat? Well, at least at my last 2 jobs, the Principal did buy us lunch once in a while, and there was pizza at after school staff meetings. As for working after your shift ends: get used to it. I seldom took home less than 20 hrs of work in a week, and often more like 40-60 hrs, especially when grades were due, or some report was due for one of the voluntary/mandatory other duties all teachers seem to get blessed with. It was as bad, or worse when I became an administrator.Wouldn’t trade it for the world…..

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