Thank You School Teachers

Thank You School Teachers

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:28 pm

A post by our coal brother traderfjp on the "What Do You Do For A Living?" thread (What do you do for a living?) disclosed that he is a 5th grade public school teacher. While you often here the words.."Thank you for your service to our country" in reply to a post from a member of our brave armed forces, you never hear it (at least I haven't) when it comes to a school teacher. Why is that?

Soldiers sacrifice allot for their country, including their live & limbs sometimes.....BUT......School teachers, especially public school teachers sacrifice a tremendous amount also, to the benefit of our nation.
Their time,income potential & sadly, often their safety as well!

At the risk of embarrassing our friend traderfjp, I salute you, & all the other teachers on this forum & in our country for all you do! :cheers: :up: :clap: :notworthy:
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Re: Thank You School Teachers

PostBy: billw On: Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:08 pm

My daughter is a 4th grade teacher in Baltimore County. Before she started working I thought teachers pretty much had it made. She puts in a ton of hours during the school year and spends over 2,000 of her own money on supplies. I don't know of any other profession where spending your own money is expected of you. I know for dam sure I wouldn't. My hats off to the teachers.
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Re: Thank You School Teachers

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:43 pm

Thanks Devil. I appreciate the positive comments.
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Re: Thank You School Teachers

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:49 pm

Yes, I too must salute our teachers. Keep up the good work. It is appreciated by a lot of us : :)
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Re: Thank You School Teachers

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:17 pm

Yeah,
I remember the good teachers. In fifth grade, Mrs. Buck taught us how to read with great enthusiasm. She would say, "You know how when you're real hungry and you're having a meal with delicious mashed potatoes? You just gobble them up. Well, I want you to look at the words you're reading, and look at the ones in front of them, and just gobble them up!"
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Re: Thank You School Teachers

PostBy: ken On: Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:56 pm

Thank You Teachers. I had alot of great ones through school. Still remember them today. I loved shop class , straight A student. Other stuff didn't interest me much. Had to learn it to get out. :D
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Re: Thank You School Teachers

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:09 pm

My wife teaches 5th grade. She left a career in programming making more than twice the money to do what she had always wanted to do...teach. We incurred $20K of debt for her to go to Marywood to get the required Masters degree. She works more hours than she ever has (60 hours or more a week), gets more crap from parents than you'd care to believe, has many students that couldn't care less about learning and parents that believe it's the teacher's responsibility that the child learns the material. When kids misbehave the teachers have no way to make the kids behave unless the parents are on-board with punishing the kids at home, which most will not do. The misbehaving kids take precious instruction time away from the rest of the class who suffer because of it and the vast majority of the parents of these troublemakers refuse to admit the child is at fault.

After all that, she wouldn't leave for anything.
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Re: Thank You School Teachers

PostBy: mike On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:59 pm

I guess teaching is one of those jobs you have to want to do. I had some excellent teachers and some that left something to be desired. Hats off to the teachers!
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Re: Thank You School Teachers

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:17 pm

Teachers, I had some great ones and some not so great, well thats what I thought at the time but as the years have gone by I know have to say the ones I thought were whacked out were the ones I learned from the most. They did have a way with getting my attention (I didn't know that they trained teachers in the fundamentals of throwing an eraser, lol) It is funny how I relate back at how I was taught to be able to get myself out of situations today. Thanks teach, like you said I will never forget, Whack, lol.
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