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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

#592 6 Phases of Teaching

Thanks, Ted and Priscilla.

Phase 1
You are listening to jazz -- Your first day at work is great. Your fellow teachers are wonderful, your classroom is cute, you love your students, and your principal is the best!

Phase 2
You are listening to pop music -- After a while you are so busy that you are not sure if you're coming or going anymore.

Phase 3
You are listening to heavy metal -- This is what you feel like after ONE month.

Phase 4
You are listening to hip hop -- You become bloated due to stress, you're gaining weight due to lack of exercise because you are so tired and have so much school work to do and, when you do get home, you feel sluggish and suffer from constipation. Your fellow teachers are too cheerful for your liking and the walls of your classroom are closing in.

Phase 5
You are listening to GANGSTA RAP -- After more time passes, your eyes start to twitch and you forget what a 'good hair day' feels like as you just fall out of bed and load up on caffeine.

Phase 6
You are listening to the voices in your head -- You have locked your classroom door to keep people out. You wonder WHY you are even here in the first place and WHY you became a teacher!

Share this with teachers who need a good laugh.



Karen said...


Bird said...


but, 4 more weeks, and this too shall pass!

Sandee said...

Bwahahahahaha. Sounds about right to me.

Have a terrific day. :)

The Real Mother Hen said...

Ha, I'm not a teacher, but I'm lion though :)

The Phosgene Kid said...

I'm at the voices in the head stage, and they aren't very friendly...

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

really cute post!!! loved it!

Fred said...

I'm not quite at phase six, but I've been close a few times. More so when I had five classes on ninth graders. That was not fun at all.

Skunkfeathers said...

I didn't proceed beyond R&R ;) The voices in my head better be rockin' to the oldies, or they are ignored ;)