"Hate" is probably a strong word for me to use here, so maybe I should use the phrase "pet peeves" instead. In any case, here is a list of some things that bother me in the teaching profession:
Using anger as a consequence. Bet you are surprised to see this one. Let your formal consequence speak for itself. It should not have to be combined with anger and/or intimidation.
Thinking that a great lesson is the answer to all discipline problems. You hear this one said a lot by administrators and/or people who have never taught before (or haven't since the Carter Administration).
Sarcasm. Sarcasm used in a negative way can destroy the relationship between a teacher and student. Students are dying to be respected.
Grading students’ behavior. Come on. This isn't kindergarden.
The idea that grading in red ink will hurt students’ confidence. Oh brother. Yet another example of the movement to cause the wussification of America.
Talking about teachers/students by name in the break room. Gossip is another relationship destroyer Even saying good things can be a bad idea. Some people don't like to talked about either way.
Teachers bullying other teachers. This does exist in some places. I get more comments and emails about this than you might think. Teachers can be very competitive and jealous of each other.
I will try to have a more positive topic next time!
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