Great to be back

It’s been more than 6 months since my last post.

If there is a valid excuse, well, I was working full time teaching at a high school.

I’m back everyone

Not too much has changed.

I’m happy that ugly election is over. Now it’s time to get over the mindset, “if you’re not with us, you’re against us.”

I haven’t been posting a lot of work on Facebook because there’s good reason.

I’ve been posting more of my work on Instagram, so if you’re using Instagram follow me there and I’ll follow back.

The 6-month teaching stint was a great experience.

Though I didn’t enjoy the inherent problems of teaching at a high school like discipline, it gave me an even bigger appreciation of what teachers do day in and day out.

Parents are the primary teacher in life. They are the ones who set the standard of what is acceptable behavior. When they defer that responsibility to the teacher in school, I’m afraid that child is lost.

Because at the high school level, there can be no teaching happening in class when there is no discipline.

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9 thoughts on “Great to be back”

  1. If they are being a distraction it is up to you to discipline them because YOU are the teacher. It IS possible to teach them discipline in highschool because I have seen it myself, if they’re walking around class and talking and you just let them, well sorry to say it but that’s on you //:

  2. However as a teacher, it is your responsibility to set ground rules for your classroom. Some children don’t get the discipline they need at home, therefore a strong teacher is needed in the classroom. High school students need guidance and most have a desire to learn and grow. It is our job as adults to help raise responsible adults, whether in the classroom or in our own homes.

  3. Hi Peter…..Your insight of the problems with “parenting” or lack thereof, hits the nail directly on the head. I’m finding that to be sooo true working with children as young as infants to Kindergarten. The way some of the preschool children act is mind boggling to me. It makes it very hard for our teachers to teach.

    1. Hi Sheila,
      So nice to hear from you! On the subject of high school students, while it is unfair to paint all of them with a broad brush, I have to say that at times all it takes is for one or two students in any class to be a disruption and it ruins it for the majority.

      I enjoyed my stint showing those who were interested what could be possible if they applied themselves. I was thinking if teaching an elective subject like photography was difficult, it has to be even harder to teach an academic class.

      Hope all is well with you.

      1. Hi Tracey,
        I honestly can’t say for sure what the reasons are rudeness and bad behavior so prevalent in high school. Because of that, it takes a special type of person to teach. It’s certainly not for everyone.

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