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Make a list of your top ten teacher confessions: Expose the world to what being a real teacher is all about.

Advice Girl

As a former classroom teacher, I'll never forget the looks on student's, even parent's faces when they saw me outside of the classroom. I oftentimes thought I had food on my face by the unusual glances they gave me as if they could not process seeing me at the grocery store or out with friends. Sadly, some people have a hard time seeing teachers beyond just that. Let's humanize the teaching experience; the good, the bad, the real and be the catalyst for positive change within the current educational system!

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  • Liz Dwyer

    Thanks for sharing--what a collection of stories. The one where the writer says he's leaving after seven years in the classroom because he's "so sick of people saying that teachers are greedy, overpaid, and lazy," and pay is so low he "CAN’T SUPPORT MY FAMILY!"--I hear many teachers saying they love the kids but can't do it anymore. He goes on: "There is no other profession in the world where the best and the brightest are chastised for wanting to be compensated for it. Doctors or lawyers aren’t denied their wages because the economy is in recession, nor are they made to feel guilty for the salaries they earn. Meanwhile, education is always the first thing to receive cuts when it is time for state budgets to tighten." So true, so true.

    • Advice Girl

      Thanks for your response, Liz! It's been such a valuable learning experience to read the raw and uncensored stories shared by teachers. I truly believe, the more we learn by way of hearing stories from the heart, the more of a chance there is to make positive chance that will benefit teachers and students within this educational system.