(Closed) I feel a little.. Confused

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 32
4252 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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.

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