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#46

I’m a resource teacher that sees kids for about 45 minutes per day, per subject. Typically the most I have a student in my room is 90 minutes a day. This year I have two that are with me for nearly 4 hours!!! After accounting for recess, lunch and specials I have just over 5 hours of instructional time and these two are there for nearly all of it. One spends most of the day screaming and needs to be removed. The other literally needs to be carried out by the counselors some days. These kids are seriously making me question my career choice!!

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#40

I took a mental health day today. I didn’t realize how badly I needed it!

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#39

I’m so poor I can’t afford going out on the weekends with my friends. ? Questioning my career choice every day…

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#38

This is such a hard job!

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#32

I just had a parent attack me today because their kid stormed out of my room saying the class and what they were working on was bullshit. It offended and hurt her classmates, but the parent protects the child in everything. Not a good end to my day.

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#33

I give my papers and computer a ride every night and weekend. And you know what? I am not feeling guilty or anxious anymore about it. I work hard Monday to Friday, staying at school sometimes to 5:30 or 6:00. There’s no overtime and all districts know that after teaching hours we are still working. There is no work-life balance in this profession, unless you force yourself to make that balance.

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#34

I have carried the same set of essays between home and school probably four times now… Gotta love teaching!

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#24

My favorite teaching moment: the moment when they shut up and there’s actually silence… priceless

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#25

I always hoped I’d die during a faculty meeting… This way I wouldn’t notice the transition.

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#26

As a teacher I don’t mind getting homework together for my students. I plan way ahead so I can pull basic work easily. I did have a situation this year where I was given one day to pull a month’s worth of work for a student. I got everything pulled and had it ready and called to let the parent know. The mom then told me, we already left can you just fax all of it to us instead. FML

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