Things Educators Wish More People Knew About Their Profession

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?

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