Friday, August 28, 2009

From A Friend

Just got this in an e-mail and it was too nice not to share.


Anonymous said...

was that it? I received that picture but it had this message attached.

After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective
teacher said:
'Let me see if I've got this right.

'You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their
disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress
habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for
You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and
sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and
personal pride.

'You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship
and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply
for a job.

'You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial
behavior, and make sure that they all pass the final exams.

'You also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of
their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents in English, S
panish or any other language, by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report

'You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard,a bulletin
board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me
for food stamps.

'You want me to do all this and then you tell me......

" I can't pray"?

Pissedoffteacher said...

I saw the same message, but I am not into school prayer so even though I liked it, I just published the picture.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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??


Anonymous said...


Forgot to add I would cut and paste the above email to a new email and change that ending before I sent it out.


Pissedoffteacher said...

actually, I have found that my input does matter a little.

Anonymous said...

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.