New school year!

So it has been a while since my last post (I feel like my posts are generally going to start that way – Keeping a blog is not at the top of my priority list right now).

Since my last post, I have officially gotten my Professional Educator Licence for the state of Illinois and am certified to teach High School Drama.  That being said, I got the licence a little late in the summer (as I had to take an extra class) and did not secure a full time teaching position for the 2016-2017 school year.  Because of which, I am holding down two jobs (Substitute Teaching during the day and waiting tables on nights and weekends).

Today’s post is on teacher frustration.  Our nations educators have a hard job and often times it is because the students that they have to teach do not want to be here.  While this is not a NEW concept, more and more we are seeing instances of the rules allowing the students freedoms that they did not have before, shifting the power.  I made a post before about technology and how it is a wonderful tool but is becoming a distraction.  Today, while I was on my break in the teachers lounge, I heard a fellow educator talking to a colleague about a couple girls in her class.  Apparently the student went up to the teacher during a test and claimed that they had never been taught this material.  The teacher responded with “this is what we have been learning the last 2 weeks!”

“Yeah, but I was on facebook on my phone in class the last couple weeks!”

Someone save me.  Why did I choose to do this to myself?