Saturday, July 4, 2009

Not Just Teaching

Patience. Flexibility. Empathy. Ingenuity. Motivation.
How is one teacher supposed to be in charge of 5-7 different class periods each having 20-30 students whose academic success rests on your shoulders? Not only are we accountable to the school system, the state, and national standards
but the teacher has students in her class dealing with
intellectual disabilities,
behavioral disorders,
emotional disorders
not forgetting those with ADD, ADHD, LDs, Bipolar problems
physical hindrances,
foreign language barriers,
abusive families, and
poverty-stricken circumstances.
Adapter. Police. Counselor. Parent. Social Worker. =TEACHER.
am I ready?

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