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#9530

I gave my student an in school suspension for constantly cursing, and this consequence was a last resort. His mother was angry with me and came to the room and did not think he should get that punishment. He walks up to me and his mother and goes “Hey Mother F*****” – she was ok with it then.

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#9529

I have a nightmare kindergartner who curses constantly, and hits everyone, has absurd tantrums, and more. He has 3 personalized behavior plans put in place. He meets with the councilor once a week and the social worker meets with me for help as well. He has put his hands on me, and the other day he called me a b**** in front of the whole class. I called his father, and his father yelled at ME and asked me why I can’t control a five year old. So then I emailed my admin for support in this situation, twice. None of them emailed me back, at all.

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#9524

I find it really interesting how one teacher can be out during a certain time for a program and not receive any backlash, but if I am out during my assigned time for that program world war 3 and chaos starts and all of a sudden I’m thrown under the bus. The corruption of my department truly amazes me. It’s not fair that I, the highly competent, hard-working, busting my ass teacher always gets the burning end of the rope where everyone expects me to be the motherfreaking Cinderella to be everyone’s lackey. Smh man, this is exactly why public education is going down; nobody is willing to do their part and the kids suffer. In public education, hard work means nothing anymore. Kissing ass and social ‘brownie points’ is now what matters in schools 🙁

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#9523

So I’m with one of my 2nd grade guided reading groups and we’re discussing our book about George Washington Carver. Somehow we end up talking about sugar and how fruit can be too much for one girl’s nana. She asks “how come?” As I’m explaining that some people’s bodies can’t process sugar, one of my boys chimes in and says, “oh yeah. I have people in my family too with diarrhea.” I burst out laughing! Then, of course, shared the correct word…diabetes.

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#9512

Around 4 years or so ago on the first day of school in my 8th grade science class. I introduce myself and start talking about rules and expectations. One of my students glares at me and shouts as I’m talking, “Your full of yourself and full of sh*t!” I pause, smile and shrug before responding. “You know, I am a bit full of myself and I am feeling a little blacked up. Thank you for worrying about my colin health. Now, it seems like you need a trip to the office at the moment for cussing, but I look forward to seeing you back in class tomorrow. ” she started at me, slack jawed (as did the rest of the class). She wanted me to get mad. I learned early on it’s way more fun to be nice. That student cried at the end of that year, held me tight, and smiled. “You’re my favorite! You’re so weird! Thanks for making this year fun.”

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#9510

When handed an assignment the child responded, “I ain’t dealing with your shit today.” I did not verbalize my response in my head.

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#9509

In the middle of what I thought was an awe inspiring lesson on habitats, I had to stop and say, “Isaiah, please stop licking your knees”.

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#9505

I wrote up a kid this morning for his behavior. He responded by saying “no wonder no one likes you.” I know I have kids that love me and the only reason he doesn’t like me is because I see through his BS, but it still hurt a little.

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#9501

12 years and 44 days until retirement.

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#9496

I am a teacher student from Germany and work as a substitute teacher in a privat school while studying. It’s hard because you never have the same class and you have to give mach lessons even if you are an english teacher. But I keep getting this 8th grade nearly always I am there. They are considered one of the worst classes, but they are the only ones to Show me Respekt, ask for help and actually want to learn. I don’t know why but by now I consider them my class.

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