(Closed) For all you teachers out there, how do you cope?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Atrium at the Curtis Center

Aw, it is hard.  I used to get so sad when a student left mid-year.  I had a little boy in kindergarten last year who moved to Canada over the weekend – and I was sad, but you will have so many students lives who you will impact, and if you teach in a transient school (mine is – we get kids in and out all year long), you just learn to love them during the time you have, and let them go knowing you were a great teacher – no matter how long you taught them!  

I’m sure your little one misses having such a great teacher!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

When I was teaching preschool, this happened a few times- children moved or pulled out of the daycare due to financial reasons. It was hard, but I just made it my mission to instill in the children how very special I thought each and every one of them was/is. What else can you do? You just have to teach your hardest and care for them with all your ability. It’s hard when they move on, especially when you can’t say goodbye, but you can’t dwell on it, or the other kiddies wont get your best. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Hello!  I know what you mean about missing kiddos when they leave.  I don’t think I’ve ever gotten quite so beat up about not getting to say goodbye though.  I usually just think that if I did a good job letting the kid know that they were important to me, then they know that no matter how we parted.  🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

As a parent who is not a teacher, I have to say it is heart warming to know that you care so much! Teachers are oh so very important in a child’s life, andgreat ones who care are even more so.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m a new teacher, so I don’t have much experience with this, but I can totally sympathize!  I student taught last year and it’s hard knowing that I probably won’t see any of those kids again.  I miss them, and still have dreams that I’m their teacher.  It’s one thing that sucks about being a teacher–you get so attached to your students, it’s hard to see them leave!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Aw, you never got to say goodbye? That’s hard. Like the PP have said, it’s important for all the children to know how special they are and this can be your inspiration. Next time little Tommy won’t stop stealing Billy’s markers, remember that your response could be your lasting impression. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

My parents are both teachers, and I am a teacher (and my aunt, and my uncle, and my other aunt, oh and my cousin…lol).  I have moved schools a few times in the past few years, and I work in schools where kids move at random points during the year.  My parents always say, “There will be great kids everywhere you go.”  And it’s true.  Do I miss my kids in Philly?  Of course.  It makes me sad that I am no longer part of their education.  But do I love the kids I have now? Absolutely!  

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