Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Are all teachers in it for the right reasons?

A Teacher's job on the line because of her blog...Click here! to view the video.
This ordeal is dividing the community and creating an uproar of parents against the teacher.  The teacher on her blog, was writing about students anonymously and go suspended with pay because of her remarks about the students.  Some people might say that this is a free country and that people can write and be public about their feelings.  I can agree with that statement, but I can not agree with this teacher's actions.  Being a teacher is more than just showing up from the beginning of the school day until the end.  Teacher's are to be professionals, mentors, looked up to and are to be helping people.  Being a teacher is more than a profession, it is a life style.  It is sad that there are people out there who teach because of the pay, summers off and the benefits.  Teachers are not to get impatient with students and resort to their blog to vent on how much they dislike their students.  Teachers are here to help students with their struggles in education, mold students into better individuals and do this because they know they are making difference, not collecting a pay check.  I am not a lawyer and do not know the legalities behind this situation and I do not know if she can be fired for her blog.  I do know that this teacher should of chosen a different profession.  It is teachers like this who create a bad reputation for other educators in the world.  Do you think a true educator would ever talk about their students like this?  Let alone blog about it for the entire world to see?  The answer is no. The bottom line is that teachers are to be helpful, role models and to be in teaching for the right reasons.

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