Saturday, October 12, 2013
I'm 36 years old, have taught for 14 years but now am wondering if it is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I teach kindergarten and am getting burnt out. The kids are getting more disrespectful every year. I have a very tough group this year. I'm sick of parents who think everything is the school's fault and their kid is a perfect little angel. I'm sick of politicians who think they know everything about teaching and tell us what we need to do. I'm sick and tired of testing. I'm tired of teaching kindergarten and having to push academics when kindergarten should be fun. It breaks my heart when the children groan and ask, "why do we have to do this?" and all I can say is because we need to test you and find out what you know. I think I still enjoy teaching for the most part but am wondering if there is something better out there for me.