Six Phases of Teaching

Tuesday, November 25, 2008
This was sent to me by a fellow teacher .... I think I am in phase 5 ... although, at times it feels like phase 6 :-)


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!


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.


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


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 when you 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.


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


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 did I become a teacher!


jen said...

HAHAHAHAH That last cat is so cute! Hope you don't reach phase 6!

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

No- you are in phase 6!

Kennie said...

lol Kara ... the voices in my head don't control me ... yet. Today was definitely a phase 5 day.

Gwen Buchanan said...

This is the most hilarious thing I've read in weeks... I love those cats!!! and you are so right on.. I think it applies to almost every walk of life...

Thanks for posting it..

Kimberlee said...

What a hoot!!! I love this! I feel as though I live in stage 3 MOST of the time...sad, but true. I can't wait to show this to the new teachers in our school. I think they'll feel validated. LOL!

Kennie said...

Share away Kimberlee - all teachers, especially new ones need a good laugh every now and then.

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha Ha Ha, this is soooo true!!!!

Anonymous said...

Darn, I started in phase six with the voices in my head telling me. "Go ahead, be a teacher, you'll love it...."