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#9276

End of the year, finals approaching and we are in review week. Topic of low teacher pay comes up and how my kids could never be teachers. Talk around school was the latest fight. Student: “Man, I’m going to bring you some of that good stuff bruh and maybe a cold one. You work hard. You gotta teach us while dealin with this. I woulda knocked someone *%# out. I’m going to give you that good stuff and pay for it cuz you know y’all broke.”
I kindly had to change the topic back to review. 🤦🏽‍♀️ I won’t lie though, it made me laugh- kids know.

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#9243

Rang a parent to tell them I had organised a detention for their child as they did no work, were rude, arrived late to class and didn’t come to their original detention. They angrily asked since when do people get detention for not doing work and they want in writing that it is the schools policy as their son has never been given detention and they never do work. They said they are telling their child not to come to detentions now.

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#9236

My principal’s wife works at the same school, and takes control of who gets hired, based on who she likes (it’s a public school, government/taxpayer funded). She stands at the front door each day, and tattles, if people arrive after their 30 minute prior to the bell start time (sometimes, disregarding the fact that the teacher coming in, may have come from a student meeting). She intimidates staff, and has created distrust through constant gossip (even though she is rarely in her classroom, and leaves kids alone for 1/2 hour at a time).

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#9235

My principal won’t enforce any sort of late policies (he’s rarely at school, apparently due to his own health issues). We have students who have failed all courses in a semester, and average between 50-60 absences in 1 semester. However, if anyone refers such a student and asks him to deal with such a student, he says that our lessons must not be stimulating enough, and blames the teacher for the student absence. He does this to all teachers.

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#9224

I am an exceptional education teacher. I was about to do an academic test on a 4 year old with a speech issue. I told her she had pretty eyes. She told me, “I really like your pretty ass.” She meant class, but I have told the story to everyone in the school.

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#9207

After having my space invaded too many times while trying to get work done by nosy Second Graders, I have now threatened to “ boop” them on the nose if they don’t “get it out of my business.”
They’ve started to warn their friends.

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#9181

One day when I was teaching an interesting topic and ask my students to pay attention, and a student asks if he could use the washroom… This makes me feel irritated but I control myself

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#9166

I reprimand my middle schoolers for their foul language, but when I’m not at work I curse like a sailor.

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#9131

Everyday when the bell rings I loudly say “Have a good day!” …and some days I follow it with a whisper to myself “now get the f%#* out!”

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#9134

When a student can’t answer my questions I say “stupid” in my mind and I kinda feel bad about it.

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