Our jobs aren't cute
If we teach small children, don’t tell us that our jobs are “so cute” and that you wish you could glue and color all day long. This is what teacher's find out about your kids when they're at school. They express a whole new side of themselves when they're outside of their home.
I’m not a marriage counselor
At parent-teacher conferences, let’s stick to your child’s progress, not how your husband doesn’t help you around the house. This is what your child's principal is secretly thinking.
We hate testing too
We’re sick of standardized testing and having to “teach to the test.” Everyone should be stealing these secrets of straight A students.
Technology has changed kids' behavior (for the worse)
Kids used to go out and play after school and resolve problems on their own. Now, with computers and TV, they lack the skills to communicate. They don't know how to get past hurt feelings without telling the teacher and having her fix it. Read up on these other compelling reasons you should consider ditching technology.
We notice your kid's manners
When I hear a loud belch, I remember that a student's manners are a reflection of his parents'. These are manners every parent should be teaching their child.
Every kid is special... But...
Your child may be the center of your universe, but I have to share mine with 25 others.
Cell phones can be a huge distraction
Please help us by turning off the texting feature on your child's phone during school hours.
Why aren't we compensated more?
Guys who dribble a ball or a couple of hours a game can make up to $20 million a year. We educate future leaders and make about $51,000 a year. What if teachers were treated like pro athletes?
We wear a lot of hats
We take on the role of mother, father, psychologist, friend, and adviser every day. Plus, we're watching for learning disabilities, issues at home, peer pressure, drug abuse, and bullying. Here's how one teacher figured out a genius solution to stop bullying.
If you talk about it at home, we know about it
Kids dish on your secrets all the time: money, religion, politics, even Dad's vasectomy. These real-life teacher stories are hilarious.