Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I'd Have Never Made a Good Teacher

Honestly, I don't know how Chris does it.

It's not just because I generally don't care for other people's children. No, not at all. It's because I would find the endless grading of papers maddening. I'm talking men in white coats bringing me the shirt with extra long sleeves maddening.

I'm in the process of judging record books for the 4H Horse Department. I've been at it for three hours. Four hours last night. Looking at the same thing over and over, ad nauseum. My brain is numb, my eyes going cross.

Gee, only two more boxes to go....

Like I said, I don't know how Chris and his fellow teachers do it. They have my undying respect.

3 comments:

Buck said...

Teachers have both my undying admiration and sympathy. Like you, I dunno HOW they do it. Hang in there...

Daphne said...

My dad was a teacher, one of those gifted individuals who loved his job and loved "his" kids. It was his calling and I'm pretty sure the kids he taught (all underprivileged in bad neighborhoods by his choice) benefited by his skill and pure belief that they could learn anything, be anything.

Great teachers are amazing, it's a wonder they put up with all of the PC constraints and endless bullsh*t piled on by government and local administrators in our public schools.

Hats off to you for stepping up to the plate for your local kid's activities, it's a heck of a lot of volunteer work and not a job many people raise their hand's to sign up for.

Gordon said...

I agree. Teachers have it pretty good in terms of time off, but I couldn't hack the grading.