A few days ago I made a comment on a friend’s blog about teaching... my opinion...in relation to my job situation. Then someone made a comment about my comment... funny how the person made the comment anonymously...
Anonymous stated that "I remember all my teachers and hope that I have had the impact on my students that my teachers had on me. I enjoy every day of my profession and try to stay positive for my students."
You know I am truly happy for her that the school/district that she works in is obviously doing something right in that she loves her job.... but unfortunately she then felt compelled to take a potshot at me by saying ”Perhaps Life in Mom Lane needs to do a little reflecting about herself."
I decided out of respect for my friend’s blog to not make another comment there, but the more I thought about it the more annoyed I became.
So "Anonymous" here is my response to your comment ... BITE.ME.
Do not PRESUME to know anything about my job or to infer that it is in some way shape or form my fault. I showed my comment and your response to three other teachers I work with and all three felt I showed great restraint in my original comment. That I really could have ranted about the crap that goes on in our district.
I also remember that part of my comment said "the kids are awesome... if all I had to do is work with the kids then I would LOVE my job." Even though I am unhappy with many things our district does I do not carry that over to my students-my students are great- they keep me going, but I am also not going to lie and say everything is wonderful when it is not.
I wish my district made me feel the way yours does, but unfortunately that is not the case. Our district (at least at the secondary level where I am) is not so much about education the past few years as much as it is being run as a business. I could list multiple problems but am not going to do so here.
So Anonymous, the next time you decide to pass judgment on another- take a moment and think. Until you have walked in another's shoes you are in no position to imply that they have a problem. My suggestion is to rather thank God that you DO have a wonderful job/district that you love. And if you can't do that, then perhaps it is YOU who ultimately has the problem- at least I don't bash someone else with a holier than thou attitude or hide behind an "Anonymous" name without knowing anything about that person's situation.