My Theory on Teaching

untitledSo I have this theory on teaching. It goes along with the calendar to a large degree. Have you ever wondered why teachers complain so much, but come back to teaching year-after-year?  I am the worst offender.  I complain and think about other things to do (and I still am) but here I am every August back in my classroom.  Why?

This time of year is tough on teachers.  We have put in a long hard year and have been teaching your kids, who like it or not, are not as sweet as you think.  We have put up with the excuses, the whininess, the complaining and some of their attitude.  We have been grading their papers, planning their lessons, doing our duty and a hundred other things that teachers do.  So is it any wonder that we are so ready for school to be over?  And yes students, EVEN MORE THAN YOU!

So here is what I believe happens (Month and teacher’s voice):

  • May I am so ready for this to be over, I am looking for another job this summer.
  • JuneWow, school is over and now it is time to relax and have some fun.
  • July You know, teaching isn’t so bad, I get all this time off and really, what I do is important after all.
  • AugustI am going to make this the best year ever!  I have some new ideas and I will do things differently this year, it will be great!
  • October What was I thinking, I hate teaching!  These kids are so low and I never get any support from administration, argh, I hope I make it until Thanksgiving break.
  • DecemberTwo more weeks until Christmas break, I am looking for a new job, I just can’t take it any more.
  • Early JanuaryYou know I think I am going to start over this semester, I can do some things differently and make it a great year, teaching should be fun.
  • FebruaryI don’t know if I am going to make it until spring break, what am I doing teaching, this sucks.
  • MarchSpring break finally!  You know I only have two more months to go, I can make it and teaching isn’t so bad, I think I am going to make it!
  • May I am so ready for this to be over, I am looking for another job this summer.

And the cycle continues and before you know it, 25 years of your life is gone.  That is what I think, what do you think?  Until next time, peace.



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