March 20, 2005

I have a theme song

Its an old song and it goes

Do you know where you're going to?
Do you like the things that life has shown you?
Where are you going to? Do you know?

Not long ago, I would say things like I would never go back teaching. They just couldn't pay enough to make me risk that kind of stress again. I would never risk getting that thin again (I lose weight when I am not coping with my life). And this weekend i got two letters from principals who would like to interview me, and this made me happy.

So why am I interested in going back teaching?

Well, I like teaching, in the classroom, with a bunch of kids. I am a natural show off, and prefer to be the center of attention like that. It is part of being a Ctrol freak. I like teachers, on the whole. There are a whole bunch of people that teach that have opinions like mine, expressed in similar ways. They are people with similar goals to me, and I feel very comfortable with most teachers. And I love it when I explain something and the person/s that i have taught understand what i have explained, and now they can do something new or know something new.

Things i hated about teaching were the crappy situations students got into which I couldn't fix, like rape and being beaten. I really don't like white trash kids, who seem to think the world owes them something ie a living, just beacuse they are white. I DO NOT want to teach horticulture - you get the dregs of the intellectual scrap heap, and are then expected to issue them with knives, clubs, spears and secateurs. I also got cranky about adminstration, but I think being a beauracrat will have healed that one.

Besides, what other job gives you 3 months holiday a year? And the money isn't awful!

It still surprises me where I find myself...

Posted by Toni at March 20, 2005 07:59 PM

heh heh, yeah, people only take horticulture for one reason (or they did in the Hutt, anyway)

Posted by: phreq at March 21, 2005 08:23 AM