A blog from a thirty-something year old broke teacher trying to figure out why her fridge doesn't have food in it and why her life isn't fabulous like the Kardashian girls.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Hey, maybe you can lose the attitude
My class has been the class from Hell and one of the little devils continues to get under my skin. He is openly defiant, refuses to do work, starts problems with the other students and never accepts responsibility for his actions. He is much smarter than what he shows and occasionally flashes of his intelligence shine through his facade of douchebaggery. Today, I was forced to look at writing samples and he decided to show out with the sub and not do anything. He was taken out of the room by a neighboring teacher where I am sure he did nothing but stink up the place. What is the point of the attitude? What is the point of failing every subject? What is the point of acting this way? Ugh.
This is a place where I can rant about my life as a third grade teacher who continues to try to get her act together years after graduating college.
It is hard to find teaching blogs where the writer is not all rainbows and unicorns. Teaching is hard work and at times the kids are not fun and you don't feel like anything inspiring is happening in the classroom. It isn't that I don't love teaching, I can't imagine not doing it but I can't handle blogs where the writer never writes about the frustrations of teaching...or of the small paychecks that one receives on a monthly basis.