Re: Is there anyone who likes their teaching job?

    Don't get discouraged...I absolutely love my job. i teach the
    little ones and yes some days are frustrating but more ofter
    there are good days. If you show the kids that you are excited
    about what you are going to teach them they will get excited
    too. You set the tone for learning and attitudes in the class.
    On 5/09/08, Old enough to know some things wrote:
    > Allison,
    > As with all things in life there are many sides to every
    > subject. Many of us that entered Education, have never
    > really worked in another field so have no other options.
    > I student taught in the middle '70's but only was hired full-
    > time ten years ago. I was able to work part-time while my
    > kids were little and I enjoyed being an active mother. Life
    > in the classrooms have changed about 90&37; from what I was
    > trained to do. Children have also "changed"--lack of
    > respect, rules at home, problem homes, etc. Students that
    > were once in special classroom or schools, are now in the
    > regular classroom. Often these students make teaching very
    > difficult not only for the teacher but the other students
    > suffer in what they are able to learn.
    > I'm at the age where my peers are able to retire as they are
    > finding teaching no longer enjoyable and fun as it once
    > was. It seems as if it is "All work and no play" these days
    > and I'm afraid it is not only making our kids into "great"
    > test takers but to finish the saying "makes Jack very dull
    > boy". They are stressed each day to perform to achieve
    > goals set to help them do better.
    > On the other hand the new crop of teachers are being trained
    > in a different way focusing on the data results, state
    > standards, etc. They seem to have a lot of energy...I'm not
    > sure how long that will last in the long run.
    > In my ten years, I've held 4 different positions, 2 I've
    > really enjoyed, the other 2 are over worked--each should be
    > 2 positions but budget is limited in education and some wear
    > many hats. I'll move on when it is time and I feel the next
    > opportunity is right but for now I like my Admin., staff and
    > most of the student (often more as individuals than as a
    > group). Some days are more rewarding than others and I can
    > only try my best and hope that my students know more than
    > when they came to me.
    > If you have the opportunity to try teaching, do it. That is
    > the only way you'll know if you like it or not. Try a
    > second position if the first doesn't work out before giving
    > up and returning to your current area. Good luck we need
    > teachers that really enjoy their teaching and their students.
    > On 5/03/08, Allison wrote:
    >> I am now going back to school (at night) to
    >> finally teach.
    >> The only messages I seem to be hearing from teachers, on
    >> this board and others is how much they hate their job.
    >> So, please someone tell me that they like their job. I am
    >> really getting discourage at all the whiners and really
    >> rude people on this (and other) boards.
    >> Please don't make any rude comments, just plain honest
    >> answers. If you are upset by my posting, I am sorry.
    >> Allison