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A Teachable Moment

What people don't know about being a teacher

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Comment from Ben Colder
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I am six star rating. No doubt this deserves one. I saw this coming years past and placed our last three children in Christian Education. The older had already finished and in the military and college. I stumped for the teachers in my state for pay raises but to no avail. We were losing them to other states who paid more. I think Washington could have cared less about morals and sound teaching in our public schools and I watched them become reformatories.
Yes, your writing and story is superb.

 Comment Written 04-Nov-2019


reply by the author on 04-Nov-2019
    Thank you. That means a lot coming from you. I read about your book on Amazon. I think if I were raising kids now, I'd home school. They have a great network among themselves. I could go on for days about what's wrong with public school education. I wish more people would sub and get the fly on the wall view that I did.
Comment from HarryT
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Thank you for setting the world straight on what it is like to be a teacher in today's world. No easy task for sure. I was a superintendent, retired now. As different as the world of education is today, I still think I would chose to teach. There is no more noble profession in the world. Great job!

 Comment Written 18-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 18-Oct-2019
    Thank hyou.. I loved teaching and miss the kids. Actually, mosth of them were pretty good.When I came home frustrated it was usually because of the administration and their rules and breaking rules. I Had several days when kids cut class and I could prover they weren't ther. The admin asked me to lie because 1.) they didn't want to have to deal with the parents and 2.) This high school and another were top rivals and they didn't want their stats on disciplinary actions to be higher than the other and 2a.) these stats are sent out to real estate agents for their brochures and they wanted to make sure that school always came out on top, whether it was true or not.
reply by HarryT on 18-Oct-2019
    Yes, it is too bad everything comes down to money.
Comment from MissMerri
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I thought this was not only full of good sense, but was very well written, in clear, understandable language and with an abundance of examples to support each point made. I enjoyed reading it very much, and as someone who spent two years substitute teaching in public schools, as well as years as a regular classroom teacher, I know exactly what you're talking about. This deserves six stars, and my vote.

 Comment Written 17-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 17-Oct-2019
    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you thank you, thank you for the stars and your vote!
Comment from BeasPeas
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I commend you for your commentary and for being a teacher. A tough job. You've articulated well some of the problems teacher's face. Best of luck in the contest with this fine write. Marilyn

 Comment Written 15-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 15-Oct-2019
    Thank you. I sub because I don't have to get caught up in all the headaches. I saw enough of what was going on and said I can either be a teacher or stay true to myself and maintain a clear conscience and self-respect. I chose the latter and am forever grateful that I could afford to.
reply by BeasPeas on 15-Oct-2019
    I agree that teachers have a tough road. Things have changed so much since I was a kid. Parents were more aware of their kids' behavior. Kids had manners and rules back then. Nowadays it's a free-for-all. Crazy. Teachers are in fear of bodily harm sometimes.
Comment from dmt1967
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This essay was well written. It told the reader what it was about from the start and unpacked the essence under subheadings very well. Good luck in the contest and thank you for sharing.

 Comment Written 15-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 15-Oct-2019
    *Thank you *Thank you *Thank you *Thank you *Thank you
    *Thank you
    And I'm also thankful that I can make a little play money subbing and don't have to teach!

Comment from Rosemary Everson1
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thank you for writing your point of view. We have teachers in our family and it's great to know the teacher's side of the story. I'm not in favor of bullying but to know that you cannot do anything about some of the issues is very sad.

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 14-Oct-2019
    *Thank you! *Thank you! *Thank you! *Thank you! *Thank you! *Thank you! Yes, it's hard to know what to do, especially if a retired lawyer has his hands ties and mouth gagged.
Comment from Marilyn Lou Berry
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You have an interesting and challenging case you presented. And no easy resolution if any. I sympathize because when I was in school it was a simpler time. I feel for you and your essay inspires thought and more questions. Thank you.

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 14-Oct-2019
    Thank you. Yes, the inmates are running the asylum!
Comment from Teri7
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This is a very well written post about what goes on with the things that the kids are wearing at school these days and how they can be misconstrued. This is very sad to hear and read about. I can understand sub teaching be required. Best wishes with that! Blessings, Teri

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 14-Oct-2019
    Thank you. It's not just the kids. It's also the admin not backing the teachers.
reply by Teri7 on 14-Oct-2019
    I can bet that is so true!
Comment from Bill Pinder
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I like this commentary written about all the stuff that substitute teachers have to put up with. Sounds like a lot of stress that you can't control and you just have to deal with it. There are a lot of people in higher positions that don't do well with common sense.
Bill

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 14-Oct-2019
    Thank you. It's not just subs. I suggested subbing so people could get an inside view in a variety of classrooms of how the inmates run the asylum. And you are absolutely right about those people in higher positions, like the administration, who don't do well with common sense.
Comment from S.M.E.Schultz
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"Abso--friggin'-lutely!" to quote Smee from "Hook"! This was spot on and clearly written, and having been a substitue teacher about 50 years ago, I wouldn't [and have refused to] take that job on a bet !! Today's kids clearly have been misled into thinkng that they run the world. All about rights and no responsibility. God help us all!

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 14-Oct-2019
    You "Abso--friggin'-lutely!" mad my day! *Thank you! *Thank you! *Thank you! *Thank you! *Thank you! *Thank you!
reply by S.M.E.Schultz on 14-Oct-2019