Although I love teaching, I hate shouting.
Unfortunately, I have to do it every few minutes.
I enjoy working with kids, I don’t enjoy having so much admin and planning that it turns into anxiety.
I am all for group work, what I’m against is a class of 40 teaming up against me.
I chose to educate out of passion, they choose to disobey out of disrespect.
I eagerly follow the rules, but it is obvious that my students don’t have to.
I want to save the world, but I live in a world where the person who needs education is allowed to bully the one educating.
I am in a career where I am burdened with deadlines and learners constantly crossing the line.
I don’t get paid to lie awake, stress and pray about other peoples’ children at night, but I do, because I care.
I get excited when I explain the content, but I get saddened when the entire class ignores me and talks even louder than I do.
I identify and try my best to remediate special needs, still I’m considered as under-performing.
I work in a system where this is okay and acceptable, a system where a teacher’s well-being isn’t considered.
I love teaching, but I’m tired.
I am just a teacher, beaten by the system. DM