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Slieber24
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I am a teacher. And I am tired.

Tired of politics, administration's scare tactics, frustrated colleagues, semiconscious students,
media hype and especially, I am tired of parents who expect me to resolve their children's problems.

I simply do not have the answers. I have tried everything. I have hugged your child, listened to
your child, bought supplies for your child and reminded your child of the importance of getting an
education as well as the importance of caring about life with heart and genuineness.

I have read theories on how to teach at-risk students (this includes the entire student population,
because "at-risk" is really defined as children growing up without parental supervision).

I have read theories on how to teach pregnant students, students on drugs, abused students,
high-energy students, shy students, female students, and male students.

I have attended conferences for ideas on how to teach hands-on activities, higher level thinking
skills, cooperative learning groups and numerous other strategies.

I have lain awake at night rolling over and over in my head solutions, and lamentations.

I have cried tears, trying to find the answers for motivating your child to have success in my
classroom and in life.

I am a teacher. I am not a doctor, I am not a psychiatrist, I am not a minister, I am not a Harvard
graduate and I am not a former drug addict, (or anything that provides insight into your child's
situation).

I am not God, and I am, emphatically and unequivocally, not your child's parent.

I am a teacher.

I am tired of politicians blaming policy-makers, state government blaming localities, administration
blaming central office, central office blaming school board, school board blaming city council, and
everyone blaming teachers.

But I have to tell you, the students who have success in my classroom are the ones whose parents I
have met at every open house and on every parent/teacher conference day.

So, please, do not tell me that educators are the solution. The solution, the power and the state of
your child's welfare lie in your hands. Not in mine, but in the hands of you, the parent.

And if you don't want to lose another educator who cares, who sweats, who encourages your child,
then I suggest you get to your child's school and make education matter in your child's life.

Because I am a teacher. (author unknown)

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Sandi

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Stjohn
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SLieber24 wrote in message <[email protected] b-bg.aol.com>...

<big snippage>
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>I am a teacher.[/q1]
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[q1]> who sweats,[/q1]

Eeeuuuuuhh!

Sorry, Sandi, couldn't resist!

StJohn
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In article <[email protected] b-bg.aol.com>, SLieber24 <[email protected]> wrote:
[q1]> I am a teacher. And I am tired.[/q1]

[Snip]

[q1]> make education matter in your child's life.[/q1]

[q1]> Because I am a teacher.[/q1]

always moaning snadi!!!

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Gertie.

Award-winning bog cleaner, agony aunt and now Latin scholar. Veni, vidi, Vim (I came, I saw,
I cleaned)
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Jasongnome
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"SLieber24" <[email protected]> wrote in message
[q1]> I have hugged your child,[/q1]

I don't think I'll be adding that to my Year 10 reports!

Jason

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Andy.Garner2
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wow

"[email protected]" <[email protected] > wrote in message
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[q1]> In article <[email protected] b-bg.aol.com>, SLieber24[/q1]
[q1]> <[email protected]> wrote:[/q1]
[q2]> > I am a teacher. And I am tired.[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> [Snip][/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]> > make education matter in your child's life.[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]> > Because I am a teacher.[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> always moaning snadi!!![/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> --[/q1]
[q1]> Gertie.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Award-winning bog cleaner, agony aunt and now Latin scholar. Veni, vidi, Vim (I came, I saw, I[/q1]
[q1]> cleaned)[/q1]
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[email protected]
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In article <[email protected]> , [email protected]
<[email protected] > wrote:
[q1]> always moaning snadi!!![/q1]

oops - forgot smiley

;o)

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Gertie.

Award-winning bog cleaner, agony aunt and now Latin scholar. Veni, vidi, Vim (I came, I saw,
I cleaned)
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