20 Things You Should Never Say To A Teacher

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There are some things that you should just never say to a teacher. Whether you’re a parent, a friend of a teacher, or simply an innocent bystander, consider yourself warned!

1. “My kid is easily bored. Is your class going to be interesting?”

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2. “Maybe you should try doing more fun activities in your lessons.”

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3. “My taxes pay your salary, so technically I’m kind of your boss.

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4. “I’m going to quit my desk job and do something easy like teaching.”

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5. “I wish you cared as much about my children as you do about your salary.”

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6. “Must be nice to get paid to read books to kids, color pictures, and play all day… AND get the summers off.”

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7. “Tests are a good way to see if teachers are doing their job right.”

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8. “A good teacher wouldn’t complain about having too many students.”

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9. “You give too much homework. Just because you have nothing to do after school, doesn’t mean the kids have all the time in the world to spend on homework.”

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10. “I know how to read and write, I’m pretty sure it can’t be that hard to teach it.”

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11. “My son isn’t doing well in your class, what are you doing wrong?” (parent who takes kids on vacation for 2 weeks in the middle of the school year)

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12. “Maybe you should spend more time on lesson plans and less time decorating your classroom.”

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13. “I went to school for 17 years, I’m sure I could be a teacher, too.”

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14. “Teaching sounds easy. You only have to work 10 months out of the year.”

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15. “Maybe your class is the problem because my son never misbehaves at home.”

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16. “Oh, you teach kindergarten? I used to babysit kids, too.”

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17. “Maybe if you spent more time teaching in class, you wouldn’t have to give so much homework to make them learn the material at home.”

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18. “Are you doing anything important in your class this week?”

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19. “You finish your workday at 3pm, how do you not have enough time in the day?”

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20. “Maybe you should get another job during the summer and work 12 months of the year like normal adults.”

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