Don’t forget – many U.S. teachers work for 10 months out of the year. Now they’re given the option to spread their (meager) salary over 12 months. Back in my Dad’s time, it was 2 months without pay.
The bank doesn’t accept “I’m a teacher” as a reason why you didn’t pay your mortgage for 2 months.
Also, someone broke down the numbers & teachers are paid less than babysitters. Check it out: https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2011/02/22/948224/-Are-you-sick-of-highly-paid-teachers
This is my eighth year as a teacher. There are days I love my job so much I couldn’t imagine any other; and there are days I wonder how any teacher makes it to retirement. There is an incredible amount of never-ending unrealistic expectations thrown on teachers, and our teaching strategies and curriculum content are often decided by people who have not set foot in a classroom for some time.
Don’t get me wrong; for the most part, I love my job. However, here are five things you should know about teaching (and are probably common myths you’ve either heard or maybe even believe).
5) Extra-curricular Activities
Formals. Dances. Sports’ days. Swimming carnivals. Excursions. Camps. Overseas “holidays”. For these activities to run – and this is just a small example, I’m not even getting into hobby groups or after-school tutoring – a teacher, or multiple teachers, have to give up…
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