What They Didn’t Tell You About Teaching
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What They Didn’t Tell You About Teaching



A funny look at the sad old world of teaching that they don;t tell you when you train to be a teacher.

A funny look at the sad old world of teaching that they don;t tell you when you train to be a teacher.



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  • great presenttn, lol
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  • really coool one, i cud go thru it again n again,,,
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  • U got me hookd 2 mo tching, made me laugh it off, its reality! BFritz Nauru
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  • Really exceptional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!We find ourselves in all the slides exactly as we are...A teacher
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  • Indeed Isabel there are teachers who do have vocation - I am one of them. But unfortunatley people do not realise how hard we work to make it happen! But you can either laugh or cry withthe stress and I choose to laugh at it!
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What They Didn’t Tell You About Teaching What They Didn’t Tell You About Teaching Presentation Transcript

  • What they didn’t tell you
  • About teaching
  • Twas the night before term starts
  • And all through the house
  • Not a creature will be stirring
  • Except you still marking
  • Whilst your friends have a life
  • You won’t!
  • You suddenly find yourself saying
  • “ I can’t not on a school night”
  • “ Friends become distant acquaintances
  • That you catch up with Christmas and Birthdays
  • You find yourself telling people the same thing in three different ways
  • When it’s the end of term When it’s the end of term
  • You won’t be doing this
  • You will be doing this
  • Or this
  • Teaching is like being a comedian
  • Your audience expects to be entertained
  • So expect heckling at every opportunity
  • Punters to talk over you
  • Continual trips to the loo
  • The aroma of stale B.O.
  • Rustling of stashed crisp packets
  • And if you are really nervous
  • They CAN smell your fear
  • And will turn into this
  • You must always be positive
  • Even when you want to do this
  • When you go shopping
  • Spotting you will be the highlight of their day
  • Except they don’t want your autograph
  • They are just amazed you are actually a real person
  • If you are really hated or loved it will like having your own paparazzi
  • With your shopping trip documented on You Tube
  • So drive 40 miles away if you want any of these
  • Or these
  • And you will need to find alternatives to swear words Fudge it! Shoot Oh Billiards
  • And learn a whole new version of the English language You gypsy Chav That’s so gay Minger
  • But there are positives!
  • You get to watch interesting student debates
  • Attend inspiring meetings
  • Enjoy the thrill of not being listened too all day
  • Being spoken to like a piece of …
  • Endure teenage hormones that even parents don’t want to put up with
  • Have your performance constantly measured
  • But the ultimate in pleasure has to be . .
  • Just when you get teaching sussed out
  • You get a new Government initiative
  • That was ditched 15 years ago for what reason?
  • So why teach?
  • For love?
  • For respect?
  • For money?
  • The excellent pension?
  • NO ?
  • Well there is a credit crunch!
  • And finally what do you call a group of like minded teachers?
  • A whinge!
  • Jacqueline Hicks © 2008 [email_address]