15 Things That Teachers Want You To Know About Their Jobs
We're not your kids' parents, nor are we just spending the summer on the beach!
We asked teachers to tell us the most important things that everyone should know about their profession. Here's what they said:
1. What happens in the classroom is NOT enough for a student to really do well in tests and to learn. They need to study at home.
2. The teacher shouldn't be taking on a parental role for basic stuff.
3. It's rewarding to know that we have the responsibility to be a kind of mentor for such young minds.
4. It's common for teachers to complain about some students, but most students cause more smiles than complaints.
5. Teachers often come across students who are living incredibly painful lives, and they suffer because they can't do anything to help them.
6. Teachers often struggle with mental health issues, too.
7. Being a teacher isn't just about being inspiring — there's a ton of work that goes into it.
8. Not all teachers are prepared or equipped to work with students with special needs in the classroom.
9. Keeping the attention of several classrooms throughout the day is a HUGE challenge.
10. Teachers don't have as much vacation time as you'd think.
11. A lot of teachers pay for classroom supplies out of their own pockets.
12. Private schools aren't always better than public schools.
13. Teachers generally don't like students snooping around on their social media accounts.
14. Going into higher education at a very young age can be problematic, so most teachers advise against skipping too many grades.
15. And finally, there's nothing more rewarding than getting to witness the success of your former students.
Thanks to: Isabella Souza, Thuany Bertin, Emanuelly Caron, Dani Veronezi, Paulo Gleison, J. R., Aline Machado, Tássila Vidal, Sônia Soares, Mari Mendonça, Priscila Seabra, Isabelly Amorim, Renata Cristina, Michele Bernardes, Marjorie Nery Barbisan, Juliana Azevedo, Taís Triano, Beatriz Gontijo Campos, and various other teachers participated anonymously.