Sunday, November 2, 2008

Teacher Burnout- Part Two


I talked the other day about teacher burnout. Well it continues. Right now my big frustration is student behavior. I don't think that people who haven't been in a classroom for twenty years have any idea of what the students behave like today. Don't get me wrong. I have plenty of great kids. I also have whole classes who are well-behaved. But I have other classes that I just dread going to. If only one in ten students is a class disruption, and you have forty kids in a class, that's four class disruptions to deal with, usually at the same time. When this happens though, it sets off other students-- the followers.

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