The rantings of a teacher who retired from the classroom but not from education.
was that it? I received that picture but it had this message attached.After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospectiveteacher said:'Let me see if I've got this right.'You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct theirdisruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dresshabits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love forlearning.You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs andsexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem andpersonal pride.'You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanshipand fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and applyfor a job.'You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocialbehavior, and make sure that they all pass the final exams.'You also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless oftheir handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents in English, Spanish or any other language, by letter, telephone, newsletter, and reportcard.'You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard,a bulletinboard, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies mefor food stamps.'You want me to do all this and then you tell me......" I can't pray"?
I saw the same message, but I am not into school prayer so even though I liked it, I just published the picture.
I think that's physics... we're parameterizing something - but I can't tell what.Can't even tell if the primary math their is the derivative with res to time, or all the other stuff. Guessing other.
I liked the attached message, but I would put up a different ending like....You want me to do all this but then you tell me....my input doesn't matter??Schoolgal
PSForgot to add I would cut and paste the above email to a new email and change that ending before I sent it out.Schoolgal
actually, I have found that my input does matter a little.
I am a big believer that teachers should be included in the collaborative process since they are a member of the school's professional community and "a little" is not enough. My "input" was not aimed at you in particular but in teachers in general. They no longer can be creative in the classrooms and must follow so many mandates that the paperwork alone (and I am talking about elementary schools) is daunting. My former principal is now insisting that teachers keep individual assessment folders on each child. The CL is going to fight it. Hopefully a decision against this excessive paperwork will be settled before the school year begins.Schoolgal
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