Thursday, October 14, 2004

Warning to all current or future substitute teachers:

Beware!  If your child, your neighbors child, your niece, your nephew, your grandchild, or any child in attendance at the school you'll be subbing at tells you that Mrs. X's class is the worst class in the whole school, BELIEVE IT!  Don't even bother making polite Christian noises about how no one group of people can be that bad, etc., etc.

Yes, folks, yesterday I had the class from hell.  I, who don't approve of teachers screaming at kids, was one octave below screaming continuously all day.  I came home with one hell of a headache -an aggravation headache.  By the afternoon I had already written a student up and sent him to the Vice-Principal's office.  After lunch I managed to tame most of the beasts.  The children freely admitted that their teacher had already written up thirteen of 20 children in the class.

I like to think I handled things well.  I can't be sure, but I think so.  If only they hadn't given me that headache, it wouldn't have been too awful a day.  I'm seriously considering going back to school so that I could teach full time.  I'm not committing to that yet, but it could happen.  There's a real teacher shortage here and there are all kinds of financial aid for potential teachers. 

Well, I'm off to Mass.  Catch ya later.



  • You poor thing! Well, one good thing about being a full-time teacher is that you would have your own class. After awhile, they would settle down and learn to behave for you.

    By Blogger Wendy, at 3:27 PM  

  • I am a middle school teacher and I can completely commiserate with you. Some days it feels like I should be carrying my head in my arms it hurts so bad. But, there isn't a job out there that I would trade this one in for. I have a saying...well, I adopted it, "Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life." If this is what you love...go for it. I may get paid in money, but rewarded in so many ways. Good for you!

    By Blogger ShoeHound, at 6:59 PM  

  • It is a little depressing some days.

    I can remember the first time that I realized that every single day I know that I am going to be facing a battle. And if I let my guard down for even a moment they will run all over me!

    It was a sad day.

    By Blogger mattharmless, at 3:49 PM  

  • Where are you? We all miss you. Come back to us.

    By Blogger night-rider, at 9:44 AM  

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