Thursday, May 14, 2009

No Whining

I told a student today that I couldn't hear her. I saw her mouth moving, but my ears weren't picking up what she was saying. She looked confused until I told her that my ears only hear adult voices and can't hear whining.
Later, I was reminded that we teachers are often guilty of whining. "They make us go to four meetings a month. We only got a 2% raise. I don't have enough time to plan, to grade, to teach. They only care about the test scores."
We're a pretty whiny bunch sometimes.

1 Comments:

At 6:53 AM , Blogger Urban School Teacher said...

Sad but true. Some days our staff room is nothing more than one big complaining session. And we are always moaning about the same things.

 

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