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Teachers and Lunch

lunch-pail-cooler1Teachers fall into two catagories when it comes to eating habits. One is the lunchroom eater and the other is the lone wolf eater.
The cafeteria either buys his or her lunch from the “lunch lady” or brings in an elaborate show for their fellow teachers. One teacher would deliberately bring in steak au poivre or something equally obnoxious, just so she could brag. The other cafeteria eaters would stare at their stale breaded ham and cheese sandwich and cringe a little. I made sure to make an appearance, at least on Fridays, so I didn’t seem like I wasn’t a “social” person.
The lone wolf eaters ate in their classroom. These are people who choke down a snicker bar and diet coke. I personally loved turning on Maury and put my head down on a student desk and shut my eyes. 40 minutes of rest is very valuable and you can slurp down a slimfast in about 3 minutes. That is when the lunch over bell rings and the kids can say…ew…what are you drinking?

Spending Money on your Classroom

I find that many teachers do not carefully consider how much they are spending on their classroom and students.  I would not think twice about spending money on projects.  Many times, the administrators and other observers would give great praise to teachers that had elaborate displays set up in their classrooms.  Yes, money can be found through programs like donorschoose.org ( I was very grateful for the set of classroom books and the writing magazine my class received from donations).  However, it was still a given on any campus that I entered, that teachers were expected to pay many out of pocket costs in order to run their classrooms.

Many teacher credit unions offer loans in order to get classroom supplies. Of course they offer these loans to hair-brained teachers.  They are in business to make $$ money.

In title one schools, you could not send home a “list” of items needed for the classroom.  God forbid that momma might have to actually spend $20 preparing her children for an education!

As an English teacher, I would always drop a minimum of 500$ at the beginning of the year to equip the class with enough tissue and pens and pencils to keep things going!  It might sound like a lot of money, but this was just the beginning.  Teachers always try to “outdo” each other by giving pizza parties, ice cream parties, and the like for student success.  It was a regular “thing” for teachers to take students to McDonald’s for lunch at the elementary school I worked at.

When sent to workshops, there was always a crowd of “vendors” on hand.  After listening to the talk, of course you need the books to keep the program running.

TEACHING IS THE BIGGEST SCAM GOING RIGHT NOW!  Run as fast as you can into an administration position or another field if you have brain cells in your head!

K-fed Teachers:NY Times Agrees, Teachers Suck

 

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This could be your public school teacher!

I read an article in the New York Times about teacher quality.  They agree that top academic institutions look “down” upon the profession of teaching.  That is why we have so many “butt face” teachers out there.

 

I’ll tell you about the 34 year old teacher on my campus that wore baggy jeans, a backwards hat, and spoke in a Kevin Federline drawl.  Not that it matters, but this was a white-guy.  He was trying way too hard to “relate”.

Wassup?!

C’mon man!  He would high five kids and act like “one of the bunch”.

He once came into my class during summer school and asked if I could let his “hommie” continue in my English class, even though this kid  had entered the class late, cursed at me, and told me he was ” not going to do any homework”.  Let’s get real man.  The stand in summer school Dean looked up the kid’s record.  He had been kicked out of the school for a violent assault.

Where do they find these brainless teachers?!

CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE AT: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/02/opinion/02engel.html?_r=1

You will see that many teacher need some SCHOOLIN!.

Teacher Pay

 

We're not "in the money" honey!

Do you like living in poverty?

Are you kidding me?  500 dollars per year is the stipend LAUSD offers it’s teachers for a Master’s Degree.  If you really bust your butt and get a PHd. ( after all we are in the education business) you will earn a whopping $1,000 dollars.

 

Now, if you passed the CBEST I hope you can do the math.

This is robbery.  I think it is an insult to intelligent people.

Sincerely,

Ms. Flynn

Teaching Really Sucks

Is this you?

I'M LOSING MY FRIGGIN MIND!

I am a teacher. I mean I was a teacher.  For over ten years I was “sold” on the idea that I was truly helping society. I was a do-gooder.  A super hero.  Let me tell you teacher—It’s a bunch of baloney.

It is a fact that school districts are recruiting the “C” students from universities.  Oh, so that’s why your co-workers are idiots!  Know many teachers that sit at their desks and read the newspaper?  Play computer solitaire?

Yes. Human resources thinks you (teachers) are “C” students with terrible math skills .  You can’t figure out you are being totally ripped off financially.  Didn’t you wonder why the secretary treats you like crap when you ask for a copy?  She probably earns more money than you!

Do you know it is a fact that in most school districts, a Master’s Degree (average price tag 20,000$) will earn you a whopping $500 per year.  If you are an intelligent human being, you know the math just doesn’t add up.

I got out of teaching and sat on my butt for about six months, just coming down off of the stress associated with the job.  Many young people and older people have dreams of having a class like “To Sir with Love”.  If you haven’t seen this film, rent it now and know that what was “bad” for 1967 is nothing compared to the urban classrooms in the United States today.

I searched on the net to find an outlet for the pain I was suffering and found little information on what I call “teacher abuse” or hostile work environments on campus.

However, I firmly believe that it is a common aspect of many schools nationwide.

Please post or write here if you want to vent, have questions, or want feedback from someone who is brutally honest about the profession.

Sincerely,

Ms.Flynn

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