lyrique86 (lyrique86) wrote,

This is my last year teaching for realz

So one of my co-teachers basically told me I'm doing a piss-poor job at teaching this year.  After spending a good 2 hours crying on the phone with my mom, crying while driving home, and crying while curled up next to my roommate on the couch, I calmed down and my mom helped me figure out what the hell the man was going on about.

Essentially, we simply have different teaching methods.  I am a stickler for good behaviour; all of my games and activities either center on or hinge on the kids acting in a manner I think is proper.  I guess this translates to "Christy doesn't have a lesson planned today" in his mind since often I'm so focused on behavioral problems in the classroom, that I forego activity time all together.  I'm sorry, but I think kids should be held accountable for their actions.  If little Nathaniel wants to throw a temper tantrum, and the other teachers won't call him out on it, I will.

But whatever, apparently this man would rather I do things his way.  You know, even though my way obviously works since the children are so much better behaved when I'm lead teacher for the day.  There's less complaining, fewer tantrums, and more smiles.  BUT WHATEVER IF YOU'D RATHER I SPEND 30 MINUTES PLAYING CHARADES WITH THEM INSTEAD OF GETTING HOMEWORK DONE I WILL.

I find it strange that my other co-teacher, a man who actually was a real teacher for 35 years before he retired, has nothing but good things to say about me.  Yet THIS MAN, is accusing me of "slacking off and being unprepared."

Well fuck you too.

Whatever.  My mom wants me to confront him, but now that I'm not a crying wreck, I feel like just ignoring him altogether.  I'll just stop caring about behavior and the kids will keep being disrespectful and we'll complain about it when they leave for the day but not do anything to change the situation.

Yeah.  Okay.

I really should talk to him today.  I really shouldn't let him get away with making such horrible accusations like that.  But what's the point?

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