A Few Things Your Child's Teacher Won't Tell You

I saw this in reader's digest and had to share, because as a teacher, they are ALL true!

  1. If we teach small children don't tell us that our job are "so cute" and that you wish you could glue and color all day long.
  2. I'm not a marriage counselor . At parent teacher conferences, let's stick to your child's progress, not how your husband won't help you around the house.
  3. We're sick of standardized testing and having to "teach the test."
  4. Kids used to g out and play after school and resolve their problems on the own, now with computers and TV, they lack the skills to communicate, they don't know how to get past hurt feelings without telling the teacher and having her fix it.
  5. When I hear a loud belch, I remember that a student's manners are a reflection of his/her parents'.
  6. Your child may be the center of your universe, but I have to share mine with 25 others.
  7. Please help us by turning off the texting feature on your child's phone during school hours.
  8. Guys who dribble a ball for a couple of hours a game can make up to $20 million a year. We educate future leaders and make about $51,000 a year.
  9. We take on the role of mother, father, psychologist, friend and adviser every day. Plus, we're watching for learning disabilities, issues at home, peer pressure, drug abuse and bullying.
  10. Kids dish your secrets all the time-money, religion, politics, and even Dad's vasectomy.
  11. Please, no more mugs, frames or stuffed animals. A gift card to Starbucks or Staples would be more then enough. A thank you note = even better.
  12. We love snow days and three day weekends as much as your kid does.
  13. The students we remember are happy, respectful, and good hearted, not necessarily the ones with the highest grades.

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