Post # 31
weatherbug: that’s fair
Can I just say it is ok to be defensive when other commenters are being offensive?? Look at the people who were kind in their approach and my positive response to them. THEN look at my obviously negative response to the people who were asshats. They weren’t “calling me out”, they were being unnecessarily rude. Using all caps, calling me immature because apparently wanting to pursue a career more similar to your dreams is naive and I’m not an adult for thinking that, but also I should gtfo of teaching and leave it to the saints.
On the other hand, I whole heartedly agree, and will be looking into marketing and advertising as a career so I can use my persuasive writing, graphic design, and filmmaking background/strengths. Marketing is my minor, and English is my major. I may see about switching them to lose less money, or just keeping it as is since I have also been interested in publishing.
Post # 32
themoonofhislife: I’m “shouty” because this is my deepest passion an I cannot stand when people come in and say “oh I’ll just teach so I can get the summers off” thinking anyone can do it. I absolutely love my students. I love what I do. To me it doesn’t feel like “work”. Do I enjoy my summers off? Heck yes I do. But I also earn it because like all other teachers I put in a year’s worth of work into 9 months. Summers off are not my driving force — my driving force is that teaching and education are my biggest passions. THAT is why my response to you was so strong.
Quite frankly it’s pretty obvious you don’t “get it”. You’re assuming I have no idea what it’s like being an on-call sub but I do. I subbed for 1.5 years. And you know what? I WASN’T their “favorite” substitute teacher because I did my job. I freaked them out by knowing their names within an hour of meeting them so I could call out those who were misbehaving. I didn’t let them have a “free day” just because I wasn’t their regular teacher. And like you I was asked back by many many many teachers who liked my work.
This post definitely highlights some immaturities on your end. To be honest I doubt you would get through your first year of teaching if you got to that point, once you realize what it actually entails. Like Claudia above I’m not going to say teaching is the hardest thing on the planet because it isn’t, but it’s DEFINITELY not as easy as some people assume it is.
Post # 33
I find someone who uses uncalled for passion in an online discussion about how someone else is unhappy in their line of work also immature because they have yet to reach the emotional capacity to realize that not everything is about them?
i obviously made the realization BEFORE I was certified and leading a child’s learning environment on a full time basis that it wasnt the career for me, while still obviously doing a great job from the perspectives of the teachers I’ve subbed for because I don’t let personal feelings get in the way of my professional environment??
And it’s ridiculous that you’re insinuating I’m not a good substitute when you have no idea what actually happens in my work day so how dare you caps lock and insult me? I also know their names by the end of class, I don’t give a shit about freaking them out I just want to build some sort of connection and find out how to do my job better.
as someone complaining about how hard subbing is I never made the assumption that teaching was easy so I seriously have no idea why you’re so pissed at a stranger trying to find their way in life.
Post # 34
ClaudiaKishi: if you do share my experiences (I have experienced all of those things in my 4 months of substitute teaching) then why cant you understand that some days students can be great and some days they can be god awful? Why twist two of my comments saying it can’t be both ways when you should know that it absolutely can??
I never said I wanted to be lazy during the summers or anything, I wanted the summers so I could pursue my other interests! Whoever DOESNT use their free time for further pursuits is wasting time. I wanted more of that time. Why is that immature? Secondly, another poster flat out told me the kids “see through me” and that they “know I don’t care” and I was correcting them, I did not say “so there”, they just had no fricking clue what they were talking about. Thirdly, you are unecessarily rude. And fourthly, everyone has issues in their relationships sometimes? [content moderated for snark/personal attack]