I Have No Mouth, Yet I Must Scream!

Teachers are many things to many different people. Some people consider a teacher to be a welcome friend in the lives of their children, others consider the teacher to be someone to deal with their child why they work, and still others consider the teacher their enemy in all things. I mostly have the first two types but one of my parents is the last type.

Your A Good Man, Van ReddI am not sure how much I can say since you never know who will see this but let me ask all of you some questions. What if you were a first year teacher? That is a hard thing to be huh? Well what if you had mother of a student who not only is a fellow teacher, but a 4th grade teacher, and add on top of that what if this person (who I have not said exsists) were formally employeed at the school you JUST STARTED AT? Now you would think this made up person would be totally understanding since they once went though what you went though right? Well what if you found out this possible entity was badmouthing you and the entire 4th grade behind your back AND trying to go to the 4th grade teachers who had been teaching for longer and to the principal without even consulting you(basically going over your head)? Now imagine that another new teacher on 4th grade also has a relative of this supposed person and is trying to get the entire community against us?

 Just think about all of that for a moment. It is not a fun situation to be in is it?

Luckily in that “fictional” situation the protaginist has a principal and fellow teachers that support them.



~ by vanredd on September 19, 2007.

2 Responses to “I Have No Mouth, Yet I Must Scream!”

  1. I feel very poorly for you that your first year at teaching is being marred by this horrid woman. Your first year should be about chammpanage and caviar. You shouldn’t get bitter and jaded about teaching, the children and their parents until you’ve been teaching for at least 10 years.

  2. The irony here is that it’s a school, you’re both adults and she is essentially bullying the new kid. Nice example to set to the students, eh? Oh wait, it’s behind closed doors so they’ll never know one of their “grown ups” is acting like a child. 😉

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