(Closed) eugh im the worst fake teacher ever

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1925 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Don’t beat yourself up too much.  Teaching is really hard!  Remember tomorrow is another day.  Good luck!

(Also, I can totally relate… I’ve had some bad moments/days/weeks myself)

Post # 4
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Although I don’t undersatnd why you’d be left alone with the kids for hours, I’d say just relax. Your “hugg-ed” story made me laugh because I did something similay when I was student teaching 2nd grade many years ago. I tried to convice my student that “Her’s kite” was correct. Then finally, I looked at it, and was like … what the hell was I thinking!! hahaha!

You’ll get better and feel more confident with time! 

Post # 5
3126 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Even if you are a crappy ESL teacher you are a great storyteller, because I laughed out loud for about 5 minutes over your post and then read it outloud to Darling Husband. For some reason the “shit…sugar” strikes me as being the funniest thing I’ve ever heard.

Post # 6
2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

At least you cursed in English.

I’m sorry you had a rough day!!

Post # 7
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think you should definitely take notes about your experience because so far, it’s totally hilarious and would be a really awesome chapter in a book. Not even joking!  Hang in there, honey, you’re not the first gringo teacher they’ve had that’s likely done the same.  🙂

Post # 9
1868 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

As someone who taught, and left the profession two years ago, I will say that teaching was hands down ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS I EVER HAD TO DO. Don’t beat yourself up too hard. I used to do the same thing. The nice thing about teaching is that the next day is a clean slate to go at it again. I am sure you are doing a great job. It’s not easy. And anyone who says it is, well… clearly has never taught in a classroom for a year. I have such a found respect for teachers after being in their shoes. They are extremely underpaid, overworked, and underrated at what they do. It actually makes me mad just thinking about it. 

Good luck, tomorrow is a new day at it! 🙂

Post # 10
71 posts
Worker bee

@newname_99:  Don’t worry – I’m sure you’re doing very well!  As a teacher AND a linguist, I will HANDS DOWN say that English is the most difficult language to learn and to teach.  It has some sounds that no other standard languages have (for example, the “th” sound in “thou” or “thy” and TONS of schwas) and barely has a standard of rules for pronounciation.  In most other languages, there is the “what you see it what you get” standard to pronounciation which English only follows about 20% of the time.


Just keep your energy up and stay positive.  It REALLY is helpful, even if you’re saying “Yes you say ‘height’ but you say…’eight’?”

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