I am an english teacher.

I have been called Satan.

I have been called Hitler.

I have been referred to as a dictator.

I have been made fun of when making a mistake in class.

I have been laughed at for mispronouncing a word when reading aloud to the class.

I’ve been called a racist.

I’ve been accused of hating the minorities in my classroom.

I’ve been told to shut up.

I’ve been told to go to hell.

I’ve been told to f—k off.

I’ve been told to go f—k myself.

I’ve been told repeatedly that books are stupid, that learning is stupid, that reading is a waste of time.

I’ve been disrespected.

I’ve been hated.

None of this has seriously hurt me but today a student said something to me and I don’t even remember what it was, but it’s 10:33 in the evening and I can’t stop crying. Sure the good outweighs the bad, but seriously sometimes I have to ask myself what I was thinking when I chose this profession. God help me cause I need it.

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2 responses to “I am an english teacher.

  1. Genevieve

    This makes me sad. Mostly because it shows just how low we have come as a nation. I really don’t know what to say because I don’t think things will totally change, however I do think once you are the real teacher things will be better. Hang in there you are going to be a great teacher. Wether they choose to see it is their own choice.

  2. Zeybey

    Aw 😦 i just chanced upon your blog and it makes me really sad that you had such a miserable time but just know that deep down, those students need your help and dont really mean those things.

    I mean, i am a student in year.11 at the moment, in a public school just down the road and at the moment my teachers are like my LIFE and they are helping me so much despite the fact i may have been mean by laughing when others are mean to them but once they grow up they will realise and i betya they will apologise one day 🙂 just not now ^_^

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