First day back as a teacher

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  1. cupcake

    cupcake Mommy of a gorgeous boy!

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    Well today was my first day back at work and it did not go great.
    My job fell through just before I was meant to start Sept 1st, so on Thursday morning i got a call to go interview for a job teaching in elementary school, i have not taught little ones before but I wanted to go back to work so I thought why not. They told me to start sunday, no books, no idea who I will be teaching nothing! So I went in this morning at 8 and they threw me right into 3rd grade who had no English ( the subject i teach) books, I did my best but I found the discipline very hard. The kids taught non stop and although I said to be quiet, walked around the room, tried to stop until there was quiet it still didnt do much. I never thought of myself as weak at discipline, but I guess I was. One kid also was kicking another kid and so I took them apart but afterward i thought oh no, I am not supposed to touch the kids, so I am worried I will get into trouble for this. I just don't know what to do to be more effective in discipline. I know next time I teach Tuesday I have to lay down the law or I am going to lose things. Anyway thats me...
     
  2. Pops

    Pops Proud Mum & Wifey

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    :hugs:

    I always wanted to be a teacher but the day I was due to send off my UCAS forms I changed my mind and to this day, I have never regretted it.

    I admire all of you teachers so much as I just don't have it in me.

    Hopefully things get better for you from now on in :hugs:

    xxx
     
  3. Alexas Mommy

    Alexas Mommy Well-Known Member

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    Aw, kids can be tough-especially hard when they are not your own kids, and can do limited things to get them to behave. Good luck on your next day of teaching :)
     
  4. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    :hugs::hugs:

    I'm with you on the discipline. It is really hard to know what to do for the best. But I'm sure everything will be fine hun! :hugs:

    I only work in a pre-school, but it's really hard still. The children never used to listen & it was just genuinely really hard work. Now, it's great. The older children have all gone to school & the younger ones, well most of them listen! It just takes time for you to get used to them, & how best to get them to behave, & also for them to get used to you. Things will get easier though!

    Hope Tuesday is better for you! x
     
  6. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    :hugs: stick with it honey and i'm sure your'll do amazingly! it is tough, but i think if you lay down the law at the beginning, and be fair and consistent then you'll be fine :hugs: xx
     

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