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#10913

When watching a video on the Warof 1812, I once told a child to stop picking your toes, put your shoes back on, and watch the video.

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#10909

I have a special education class of 5 mostly nonverbal students. Yesterday we were learning about monkeys. We listened to the sounds that monkeys make. 3 of my students were giggling at their noises. One of them making the monkey noises herself. Then one of the boys burst into tears, yelling and hitting himself and the floor. 20min later when he had calmed he started to disengage then fell asleep. When he woke I asked him, using symbols, what was wrong. At first I thought the noise had triggered some sound sensitivity issues. Eventually I was about to get from him that his bastard of a father use to make monkey noises at him and call him stupid. I wanted to cry. I wanted to hunt down that bastard of a father (who thankfully is out of the picture now) and kick him where it hurts. I wanted to know what else this poor boy and his family had been through. I wanted to know that what I was telling him was going to help. I wanted to give him a hug…so I did.

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#10905

I was a Long Term Sub for a High School in Houston and it was one of the best experiences of my life and now I’m about to make a transition to NYC to teach for real. I guess what I want to say is that I will miss them and I hope they remember me and the things I taught them. Although I wasn’t as firm as the more experienced teachers I hope and pray that they felt safe with me as there teacher. I wish them well in their future endeavors and hope we run into each other in the future to share success stories.

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#10904

After teaching special needs students for 23 years, dealing with unsupportive administration that is only concerned about getting the teacher evaluations done, having to state test my severe autistic students, I retired!!!! Love my students but am done with the politics.

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#10853

I just got done with my third year of teaching. I am so thankful that I am transitioning back to a traditional mainstream school in the fall. Alternative education is not all it’s cracked up to be. I first started my career at a mainstream school then I went to a alternative high school for two years. The first year at alternative was good/okay. The second year: it was a compete crap hole. The principal just sat in his office and was discreetly passive aggressive, the DSS was this crazy ass immature person, and the APs were bias, racist, and favored certain students and staff. The SPED department chair (my unofficial boss) micro managed EVERYTHING and was racist and bias as hell towards those who wasn’t black. I hope and pray my district looks into the crazy things that were going on in my school. There is much injustice toward the kids it’s not even a joke.

My advice to new teachers: stay at a normal traditional public school! You won’t regret it!

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#10661

I just finished my first year as a teacher. My team lead has been in the same room for 14 years teaching Kinder. She has been unwelcoming, unhelpful, downright unkind all year. All year I was playing catch-up because she “forgot” to let me know about important events or information. She was supposed to be my mentor. I didn’t have a mentor. In August she assigned the students to classes. Coincidence that she has all of the involved parents, “wealthy” kids who have gone to the best Pre-K’s and have support at home ? Almost her entire class brings lunch from home in cute pottery barn lunch boxes etc. Racist? Hmmm…..her class was not diverse!! Really?! Admin didn’t notice?!
My class: 21 out of 23 kids free lunch, parents who are in and out of jail, don’t read with their kids, don’t come to school events they are supposed to attend, only 4 kids had gone to Pre-K, the free one through the district. CPS caseworkers, homeless students. I was shocked when I began to see the contrast!! I gently suggested to a teacher friend in August that Mrs. ****** may have arranged her class purposely. I was chastized at the thought and told well how would she “we don’t know what we are getting”.
After 14 years of teaching in the same neighborhood, unless you are a complete idiot, you would remember which streets are on the “nice” side of town and which ones are not. Anyway, my team lead apparently wanted me to fail. She must have been threatened. I don’t care because I’m grateful I had my “underprivileged” class. They needed the love I have to give the most. They needed the extra attention and encouragement. They needed me to go the extra mile and be their biggest fan. I love my kinder babies and I am so happy I had the chance to teach them. It worked out! God needed them in my class all along.

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#10568

I am a middle school teacher in NYC. Although Iove teaching, I make it clear to my students, parents and colleagues that I am not in that building to get insulted and/or assaulted by nobody.

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#10563

I teach in a ghetto that is invisible on the surface, but very real. I’m so tired of being verbally attacked and yelled at by parents. I have a psychopath in my class and there is no support from anyone because he is so brutal. Every day I live in fear of what he will do next. 14 more days of school. Give me strength.

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#10553

Just woke up from a dream that I had a big group hug with every student I’ve ever had. It was really sweet. I’m glad to be getting out of education, but I’ll miss these kids.

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#10556

I work in a poor district where I’m treated like I have no value even though I go above and beyond for my kids. I buy them supplies and tools (my budget runs out every year), I get there early and stay late so they have help to succeed, I pay their fees for competitions if they can’t afford to. I mentor my students and my fellow teachers. But I’m still not good enough to get a job in a better district. I just want to be treated with respect and valued and it’s gotten to where I want to quit.

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