Monthly Archives: February 2012

Year one – whole year – too busy to write in diary!

    Confessions of a Bad Teacher   There are lots of stories about good teachers who overcome the odds and inspire their students. This is not one of them.  There are many teachers who are wonderful and some get … Continue reading

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Second year – pregnant and waiting

REAL DIARY FOR SECOND TEACHING POSITION:   August 29th I’ve succumbed to my tiredness and I’m sleeping in. Ah! But tomorrow there’s a teachers’ meeting so sleeping in is over. Yesterday I planned out my classes. I’m scared of Spanish … Continue reading

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Second year – second semester – as a first time mother

WINTER OF MOTHERHOOD January 11th Yesterday I had to drop by the school to meet about standards and other things that need to be done while I’m on maternity leave.  The sub told me how to teach my class and … Continue reading

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Third year – first semester – I think I like this

I THINK I ACTUALLY LIKE TEACHING That first year in the Midwest was satisfying enough that I signed on to teach the next year. Over the summer I attended a conference on how to teach TPRS – Total Physical Response … Continue reading

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Third year – second semester – end of honeymoon

LAST SEMESTER OF THE HONEYMOON   Second semester – I remember it going pretty smoothly but I remember already being tired of teaching and hearing the “this is stupid” line.  Spanish Two was a great group, very animated, and learning … Continue reading

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Fourth year – first semester – I try to escape

I TRY TO ESCAPE, BUT ….   That summer I dreamed of not teaching. I even looked into other options but the other jobs seemed worse – less money, more work hours and less time to see my son.  So, … Continue reading

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Fourth year – second semester – I’ll almost outta here!

I’M ALMOST OUTTA HERE   Second semester came and I knew there was no way I would be there the next year. I was getting out of teaching – going to grad school!  But I still had to work and … Continue reading

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Fifth year – first semester – why did I go back?

  THEY KEEP PULLING ME BACK IN!   It seemed I had a clear message from God to get out of teaching, but like many an idiot before me, I ignored the Great Almighty.   Oh, I wanted to quit, … Continue reading

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Fifth year – second semester – almost free

Monday February 2nd, I must be either pre-menstrual or seriously depressed. I just want to cry all day. Maybe I’m depressed and psycho and unable to keep a job. And I don’t know why. Three little words hurt me so … Continue reading

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welcome to my diary

Hi all! This is my real diary. I wish I was more mature but these were my private thoughts as a public school teacher. I hope you enjoy them. I will post them backwards so that you can read them … Continue reading

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