I’m a teacher. I teach middle school students science. For the most part I enjoy my work. Today, I don’t. Rude rude rude behavior. Entitlement issues. Whining. Bad parents. Threats.
And all I can do? Repeat my directions again. Clearly. Calmly. Never let them see you cry. Today just sucked. And I’m at the end of my rope. I am not cut out for this nonsense. For the amount of positive feedback and interactions I do have I don’t know if it’s worth it to continue.
And I can see the side of things that it sucks to be a kid in middle school. Minority and economic issues aside, being a kid is no treat either.
I want to do something different, but am afraid that I will look to be the selfish one for leaving kids in need.