In the article “12 Seriously Stressful Jobs,” Miranda Marquit lists teaching as being 5th most stressful job in America. Do you know what are 1-4? A combat soldier, air traffic controller, firefighter and coal miner are the only people who have more stressful jobs than a teacher.
Author: Samantha S. Bates
I am a teacher trying to improve. I teach 7th grade ELA in rural West TN (which is kind of redundant). In my spare time, I do things that render me with no spare time, like work towards my MA.Ed. in administration, moderate #TNedchat on Twitter, and organize EdcampTN. I am also a Board member and Treasurer for the Professional Educators of Tennessee, the largest teachers association in the Volunteer State. This is my fifth year teaching. I have taught 6th and 7th grades and every subject but math, mostly concurrently. Personally speaking, I'm married with two kids and a dog. You know those jokes where they say the husband is an extra kid? Yeah, no. I'm the third child in my house.
Let's discuss teacher voice for a moment. There are many organizations who claim to "give teachers a voice." The problem with this wording is that it implies that educators don't already have their own voices, their own opinions. In our experience, nothing can be further from the truth. Educators don't need to be told their … Continue reading Teacher Voice