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Dealing with Frustration

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Well, it was another day at work teaching the masses (middle school children).
Bogged down with the thought of all the tasks at hand, I entered the faculty meeting with a positive attitude and watched as 2 colleagues role-played an appropriate parent conference. The first demo was an example of how "not" to act/react.
The second demo showed BOTH parties acting appropriately with the parent suggesting taking her kid to a museum to spark her child's interest.
I thought, " Are you kidding me?" I could even see a parent "flipping a teacher off" based on a few inappropiate behaviors described by some of my colleagues.
Nevertheless, I had to deal with an upset parent later on as the day progressed.
Dang! I sure could've used a re-do of the role-playing right then. But, I dealt with the issue and assured the child's best interest.
Thank God the parent realized my goal! Teaching definitely takes thick skin. I'm glad I allowed my heart and common sense to lead the way or this blog would've been entitled, "Another Job Loss in Today's Economy". Whew!!!

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SVEDUCATOR 10/24/2010 10:48PM

    Good job. My original training was in middle school and I have acted as a mentor for middle school students but never actually taught except as a substitute teacher. I do teach math at a community college. Best of all possible worlds. I get to teach but don't have to deal with parents.

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LYNN-I-CAN2 10/22/2010 6:45PM

    U did a great job.. I have to be honest with you.. I have had teachers lose their cool with me, and that always rubs me the wrong way. It has happen so many times, and its bad.. When my kids get in trouble at school now. They don't even call me.. They just handle it behind my back, and send home a note.. So, I wish our school system here in alabama did role play, because sometimes these teachers can come at upside down.. I know you are a good teacher, because you kept your cool..
Good for you..

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AKAFIT 10/20/2010 11:51AM

    Soror, I am glad that you remained calm as well. I also want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your profession. I am so encouraged by teachers because you don't have an easy job.

I had to go and take some meds to my son's school (K-8) the other day and this child (middle school aged) sat in the office explaining how she didn't "touch that girl, she didn't even have the chance, but she did get in her face." I was like, Lord have mercy. Like this is appropriate behavior at school and just because you didn't get a chance to actually hit the other girl that it was alright you were in her face. Man, I wanted to beat her tail and she wasn't even my child.

Anyway, remember that all parents aren't raving maniacs and some of us, really do appreciate your hard work and want to do our part as parents to make your job easier.

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YMUNDERWOOD 10/20/2010 1:58AM

    Remaining calm is definitely a plus in difficult situations. To bad I can't control my emoyions. Sounds like you did the right thing.

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Much to Do...Where to Begin...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ever have those days or weeks when you have a LIST of things that need to be done?
It seems as if time is your enemy? Well, I know I should be decorating my door for a contest, filling out some paperwork, and inputting grades, but I don't feel like it. I wanna "Spark" and prepare my mind for the tasks at hand.
Why does everyone seem to want so much with unbelieveable deadlines?
Hey! "Rome wasn't built in a day!" At least that's what I wanna say...
Oh well... gonna get my door done and smile about it, then on to the rest...
Just a little venting...

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CHARMIN608 10/12/2010 1:55PM

    I do what I can if it can be done in a short period of time. Otherwise I plan for the to-do list accordingly as time permits.

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MOORECENTURY 10/12/2010 9:24AM

    I definitely understand how you feel!

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I just love the date nights and how I can release my tension and stress just from the smell of my husband's cologne and his comforting voice. It just makes me feel secure and loved. In spite of all the world surrounding me with woes and deeds, I can just relax, unwind, and talk about whatever, who'd have thought it can feel this good to date my husband even after almost 18 years...Wow!!
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AKAFIT 9/29/2010 12:02PM

    That is AWESOME. I can't wait until my hubby comes home to have date nights again. It is amazing the little things you miss when you don't have your best friend around for a time. IT is also amazing the things I can take for granted! Note to SELF, make sure my hubby knows that he is MAN of MY DREAMS!! emoticon

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MOORECENTURY 9/29/2010 9:20AM

    It's a beautiful feeling!

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Climbing Over The Mountain

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Struggling to face another day,
I see the distant horizon and say,
"Can I make it over to the other side?"
I wipe my sweat and tears,
Hide my pain and fears,
Still I ask, "Can I make it over...?
Striving to see the light at the end of the tunnel...
Seeping through the drain like a funnel...
I ask, "Can I...Will I ...somehow climb this mountain?"


I Remember...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Planes crashing...
People dying...
President's perplexed...
Americans crying...
How do we move forward?
We simply reflect and remember.

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AKAFIT 9/13/2010 9:01AM

    September 11th will always be a profound memory in my life because I was a Soldier at the time as well as my husband. He ended up deploying by December and I was left to raise our then 1 1/2 year old son alone. It saddened me that we could not be safer in our own homeland, but even more that many of my friends would lose their lives to this war. God Bless those who still serve (my husband being one of them), those who did serve, those families who have lost loved ones and friends, and for those who will lose their lives and loved ones before this war is OVER!!!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 9/11/2010 1:04PM

    Thank you for sharing. God Bless America always.

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NYTOFL2 9/11/2010 11:31AM

    Amen to that!

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