I’m a Teacher

My life sucked in the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. I don’t know how to make this funny because it sucked. My mom had cancer and was sick a lot, we lived in poverty, I had no one to help me through the horribly awkward time that was my adolescence (let me reiterate that I WAS horribly awkward), and people were cruel little shits at school. So, I quit.

In 9th grade I quit school. Today I am a teacher with two college degrees. Wanna know why I became a teacher? Because I wanted to be the teacher I never had. I stick up for the picked on, I watch for cruelty and call it out when I see it, I take awkward and poverty-stricken kids under my wing and tell them their self-worth, I talk to the bullies and find out whats going on at home, I pull kids aside and ask why they haven’t been coming to school, I find out something personal about a child I keep it to myself and don’t gossip about children in the guise of being concerned, I call parents, I love my kids and also give them structure, I keep my word and am as fair as I possibly can be, every one of my students is my kid, my baby, and I take my work home with me and worry about them at night.

I also teach History and Drama. I’m damn good at that too.

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4 responses to “I’m a Teacher”

  1. Ariel says :

    That’s beautiful. It would’ve been nice if I had a teacher that cared like that. I hated school. My adult life is better. I always hear how high school was supposed to be the best but it wasn’t. It shaped me though just like it did you. I’m happy to see you’ve done something with a difficult adolescence.

    • polly6119 says :

      Ariel, you have such a beautiful, kind soul. I can see how the “clique” mentality of school could have been hard for you. I’m so glad you are who you are though. It’s people like you that make the world better.

  2. Dennis Cardiff says :

    I admire what you do as a teacher. If only all teachers could be like you.~ Dennis

    • polly6119 says :

      Thank you Dennis. I appreciate what you’re doing with your blog. More of us need to do this type of thing. It has gotten me to thinking, “What other areas of our society need a spotlight on it’s humanity?” Maybe I can turn it into something my kids can work on.

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