Monday, June 1, 2009
Mr. Keith is...
It’s summer and damn it, it could not have come soon enough. This school year was so long and so difficult!
Rarely do I write about my life as a teacher. Mr. Keith is nothing like Corey.
Mr. Keith is strict.
Mr. Keith is serious about the teaching of writing.
Mr. Keith does not believe in excuses.
Mr. Keith rarely agrees with his school’s administration.
Mr. Keith is either loved or hated by co-workers.
Mr. Keith is brutally honest with students and peers.
Mr. Keith hates missing work.
Mr. Keith makes students laugh everyday, every period.
I love being a teacher- grading essays, discussing novels, helping develop future leaders. But I hate the politics of education. I hate how unqualified people complicate your job and how you have very little say in school policy or school-wide decisions (this may be isolated to my building and my school’s leadership).
Again, I am ready for the summer and the chance to not only recharge, but to reconsider the path my career is taking.