Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Naive

I have come to realize that I am too emotional about my students. When they get in trouble I feel so bad for them, even if they deserve it. I hate it when bad things happen to them and I get so upset. I have 4 students suspended right now - one for fighting, one for ditching, one for stealing, and I'm not sure about the other one - but as I find out about each one I get sad. In my head they are perfect little teenagers and even though they can seriously drive me insane at times I don't want to believe they could do anything that wrong. Does this make a good teacher or a bad teacher? Hmmmm....

3 comments:

Lindsay said...

I feel the same way. We spend so much time with them and really get to see the good in all of them. The administration is so used to dealing with the bad that they expect it from each kid, which is unfair. I think this quality that we share is good, but we still need to realize that our students need to learn that there are consequences for there actions. I should probably be a little more tough on them.

Jamie said...

It means that you are RAD because you truly care about your students, I've been around teachers who don't and there's a difference.

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