Everyone has that "good angel" and "bad angel" on their shoulder, but me, instead of a bad angel I have a "lazy angel."
My good angel always has great ideas, very determined and beyond encouraging to be productive and create something amazing, but that lazy angel has a little more leverage and always wins.
I don’t know why. I have to get rid of the lazy angel cause I can’t go on like this.
I know! I’m from Australia and I don’t think the original post is. Apparently teaching has a lot of things in common worldwide. :)
I am very fortunate that 9/10 of the teachers I have worked with have been lovely and hopefully that streak continues. Sure there are some that my personality doesn’t gel with but Im not really there to be best friends with them all so it’s always been fine. I have witnessed a few rude moments in the staffroom though. There is nothing worse than judgemental, bitchy people who can’t remember that they were once in the same place as you are.
Things Primary Education Students Don’t Say
Just found this page. So funny and true! Had to post my 40 favourites!
1. What’s the Zone of Proximal Development?
2. I love being on placement and working 50 hour weeks for free!
3. I love Mahara and Moodle, it’s so user friendly
4. It’s great waking up at 6am and getting home at 6pm to then spend the night planning and evaluating lessons. Everyday.
5. I love how supportive my non teacher friends are and for them never stating that I can’t really be doing THAT much to have no time for them. Teaching is easy. Of course.
6. I love getting a painty handprint on my specially picked out outfit.
7. I love being handed fallen out wobbly teeth with dribble on.
8. I love playing musical chairs in the staff room. “That’s my seat!” - absolutely love it.
9. I enjoy all of the filing that I have to do as part of my course….
10. Piaget… Who is that?
11. I have never referenced a journal article I haven’t even bothered reading just so it looks like I’ve ‘read widely’.
12. I have ticked off everything on my to do list and don’t know what to do with myself.
13. Vygotsky who?
14. I don’t mind if the children completely destroy the resource I spent four hours making, as long as they advanced in their learning and enjoyed themselves.
15. The staffroom is a place where teachers all talk about how lovely their pupils are and what a pleasure it is to teach them.
16. Yes you’re right I’m so lucky that I have a “holiday” from uni while I am on placement. It’s not remotely stressful or difficult in any way.
17. I never blag my way through a lesson. I always stick to my lesson plan and I am always prepared for any situation.
18. Look, Billy, will you just bloody leave me alone!
19. I’ve never had the whole class crawling round the floor on their tummies in a competition of who can pick up the most rubbish!
20. Its great turning up for your first day of placement and the school not knowing that you are meant to be there.
21. I just love being referred to as ‘the student’ in front of all staff and children. I don’t think it undermines my authority at all…
22. I will always choose the child waving their arm in the air and calling my name to answer the question first!
23. I don’t feel at all awkward when I’m standing in front of a carpet full of a key stage 1 pupils and suddenly notice a child is stroking my foot…
24. What is a laminator?
25. I love it when the cleaner on placement talks to me more than the head teacher.
26. It’s not at all awkward when one of the children from placement runs up to me in public and hugs me and their parents look at me like i’m a paedophile.
27. I love having 50 tasks to complete whilst on placement as well as lesson planning and teaching-finding out the rules of using the photocopier has really helped me grow as a student teacher.
28. Oh sure, of course I don’t mind using tonnes of my own ink to print out lesson plans, evaluations and other such important documents for my teaching file. I love buying new ink cartridges.
29. PVA glue is the best thing ever invented. Washes out so easily.
30. I’d never wear a shorter dress and more make-up for parents evening in case there’s any fit dads. That would be so inappropriate.
31. My favourite question from the children is ‘Miss, do you have a boyfriend?’
32. Glitter washes out of my clothes and hair with ease.
33. Stress? What’s that?
34. No, I think it’s totally fair that my degree depends on how good I am at writing essays. You know, because it’s totally relevant when teaching.
35. This new curriculum seems really fun and manageable! I am especially looking forward to teaching History!
36. Yeah, it’s true, our course is definitely the easiest. I just cut and glue stuff.
37. My course has always been so well organised, I feel that lectures and workshops have been totally relevant and money has been well spent!
38. I love that our lecturers have given us so much work to do in the last month of term. I didn’t want a social life anyway..
39. This course is so much easier than I expected!
40. I evaluate every lesson I teach straight away, I never spend a day at the end of placement making them all up for my file!
The first 3 items in tonight’s local news:
1. Thunderstorm warning across South-East Queensland (featuring hail).
2. Bushfire warning across South-East Queensland.
3. Water shortage in South East Queensland.
Goddamnit Queensland, you’re drunk again.