This week, we asked our members what they wish more people knew about being in the education profession. Here are some of their responses.
- “It’s practically impossible to leave work at work. It might be planning, grading, or just plain thinking about work and our students…but leaving it in the school building is not a thing.”
- “How much education some of us have and that we should be given the appropriate respect since we are experts in our field.”
- “Just because you spent 13 years or more being a student, does not make you an expert in education nor do you know anything about being a teacher!”
- “We are too busy teaching standards, preparing children for the real world, and making sure they are emotionally ok to be rebels.”
- “Although rewarding, it’s not for the faint of heart!”
- “I love my students and I love my job, but if parents would step up and set boundaries for their children, it would make ever so much better for everyone.”
- “How about…Teaching is a “calling” but it is also a job, a profession- a way to provide for our families and pay our bills.”
- “You worry about your students at night and over the weekend.”
- “While we get “summer’s off”, we do not get paid for that. My paycheck is for 10 months!”
- “Teaching is not a 7:45am-3:15pm, and we do work during the weekends and summer at home. Our work always goes with us.”
- “How often your heart hurts for your students.”
What do YOU wish more people knew about being an educator?