What Teachers Make

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What Teachers Make
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Thu, 01-27-2011 - 12:52pm

Hey ladies, I haven't been by in awhile, but absolutely had to share this with you. A friend posted it on Facebook this morning and it had me going between clapping and tears. Dh has been having a rough time at his school the past few weeks, so I made sure to send it to him too. Hope you're all doing well!

What a teacher makes~

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Thu, 01-27-2011 - 4:12pm

Love it!

Sherry
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Thu, 01-27-2011 - 4:44pm
Oh (((Sherry))) You made me well up reading that!! This~

"Give me a classroom, some basic materials, shut the door and go away. I can make a difference with those 25 students sitting there if you just let me teach and don't expect miracles, perfection or totally homogeneous outcomes. I can make a difference if you give me the time and the cooperation to meet their individual needs and differences. I can make a difference if the focus is on learning, not the grades or the standardized test scores on a specific day. I realized a few weeks ago that I just don't want to play the game by the rules we are now forced to play with. I won't teach the test for self-preservation."

...is exactly what DH is dealing with right now. His last principal really fought for the teachers and let them do what they thought was right and important. Now he has someone who is very by the book, which is so limiting. I mean, don't get me wrong, we all know the pressure that administrators are under these days so you can't blame them. But it just makes his job so unenjoyable. He doesn't want to play by the rules and teach to the test because it just doesn't work. But you know, he is going to suck it up and do the best that he can because his students deserve a teacher like him. And they deserve one like you too!! Don't let them run you off!
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Thu, 01-27-2011 - 9:15pm

Thanks, Kellie!

Sherry
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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 5:56pm

OMG!!!!! When I read title I said before

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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 6:08pm

My great online epal of what 8 years now?? I wub you and you have made a difference. You have a space reserved in heaven as all great teachers do and as for the rest, FORK THEM. (you know what I really want to say)

This is exactly why I say no to things now and people look at me like I'm crazy. "you gonna join the.. NO, you wanna help with the no..." and of course I look lazy.

Then I explain, do you know how much of myself I've given to RAISE other people's kids and I don't have SHEET to show for it?? You don't know my story and you can't understand why I'm saying no, but my answer is NO.

That video "soothed alot of the pain I felt" because NO ONE PUT IT SO WONDERFULLY BEFORE. No big words, no double talking bs, just WE MAKE A GOTTDAMN DIFFERENCE. THE END!!

GT39