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#10500

I had to leave a job for personal reasons but came back for yr 6 graduation. The ‘trouble’ student everyone complained about (and whom I got on well with) ran up to me with a fist pump and a hug when I arrived. Such a great feeling to know I had a positive impact on this kid.

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#10494

I recently had an op on my foot and had to take longer leave than I initially planned. Which as we know- teachers must rather DIE then miss school. I didn’t even get a get well soon card from my school! I’ve been there for 6 years. However my Grade 7s found my address and sent roses to my home…and THATS why I teach!!!! Not for adults. Small humans matter. Let’s be honest sometimes grown ups suck!!!!

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#10490

We’ve had two threats in two weeks of one kid bringing a bb gun to school and another who said “I’m going to shoot you all up.” The kid who made the verbal threat got away Scot free because his IEP was expired. Um, what? We were not In Compliance, but these are our lives:(

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#10489

Once i have to take test of students. One of my student stand up and asked me that she is feeling nausea so she can’t appear in test. I asked her what is issue right here and I’ll not take test again. She said she’s feeling suffocated in room. She actually want to go out and enjoy. I ask her to sit near door and write your answer that part of class was much airy. She said no madam its ok to be here if i have to do test by hook or crook 😅

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#10488

I teach 3rd grade. We were walking in line when I tell one of my learners that he needs to be still in line ( I can’t remember now what he was doing). Without skipping a beat he says, “If I were still I wouldn’t be able to walk.” I stopped in mid stride. He’s lucky he caught me on a good day, because I couldn’t hold it in and just started busting up laughing. If he had said that after the day I had today, he’d be feeling my wrath.

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#10487

I have a meeting this morning that gets me out of part of my first period. I hate my first period. I’ve never wanted a meeting to go late more than I do right now.

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#10481

I just found out that another teacher was saying mean things about me at a department meeting that I was unable to attend. No one said anything to her. I’m really disheartened that she didn’t have the decency to at least talk to me one-on-one, but I’m equally upset that no one said anything to at least steer the conversation away.

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#10480

SPED chairs: placing a student of one race with a case manager of the same race as the student is not going to help them succeed in school. I am sorry but you all need to stop this bull crap of racial bias. I am sick and tired of people thinking racial grouping is what’s going to solve the world’s problems. NEWS FLASH: You’re doing the exact same crap school district’s did in the before Brown vs. Board of Education. When the kid gets out to the real world are they going to have a boss the same color as them? Are they going to get help from people the same color as them? gtfo

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#10470

We just had a lockdown drill that I didn’t know about. I was scared because I thought it was real until I heard admins walking the halls. I hid by the door so I could barricade it if needed…thanks, admins, for telling us all about the drill in advance. Real nice of you.

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#10467

I have been teaching at my school for 6 years now. I have worked tirelessly through those years building on the curriculum and creating things. I got a new teammate this year who is older than me but has less teaching experience. I worked very hard with her this year and spent a lot of extra time mentoring her, walking her through everything, and gave her everything I built up over the years. She has a very different style than me, but I made sure she knew she could do things her own way. I find out today she volunteered to switch grade levels, but while doing so gave the reasons she wanted a team member closer to her age that also had kids and thought she would get more of an input. I felt like it was a slap in the face after everything I did to throw me under the bus like that to the administration. She could have simply requested a different grade level without putting me down. I also became upset later on that the fact I’m not in my 40’s or have kids makes me less desirable to work with. I would love to have kids but that just hasn’t worked out, I’m an experienced skilled teacher and I feel like that should matter more. Not a stressor I needed with a week and a half left.

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