Friday, April 10, 2015

Day 9: Is It Bad to Tell My Beginning Teacher-Self to Run?

I can't be alone, can I? In thinking I would have told my teacher-self to chose another profession?

Don't get me wrong...I love teaching. I LOVE the moments when the light bulb comes on. When my students scream my name across the cafeteria like I am Katy Perry. When someone comes into my room at the beginning of the year not knowing their name and leaves reading. I love those moments.

What I don't love is the constantly changing hoops teachers jump through that I don't see other occupations doing. The holding back of much needed wage increases. The every decreasing amount of health care coverage. The anchoring of worth to student test scores.

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