8.28.2007

bad day

i feel like such a failure today... just this week, i've heard from 3 parents who are telling me/my principal, that their child is having a hard time coming to school... they're kinda scared of me. wow. do i ever feel like the world's biggest loser. i'm not a good teacher. i have the urge to quit right now.

especially cause the kids that are scared - not the ones who should be. not the ones who are causing me grief. i can't get through to them.

9 comments:

Mel said...

Hayley, you're a wonderful teacher! Don't let it get you down. I'm sorry you've had a bad day.

Jori said...

Sorry you are having a rough day. I think some kids have a tough time adjusting to new people, I think they also like to blame their teaches when they aren't liking school. I think you great, and you will find a way to reach them.

Shelley said...

Wow. Hayley, you're a great teacher. These kids are newbies, you've had them barely over a month, and once you get to know them, and love them, they'll be more responsive to you. Maybe its time for parent-teacher conferences? Maybe even talk to the kids one on one with their parents? Its hard to get through to every single student. Its like you're an insta-momma of 20 some odd kids. That can't be easy. Teaching is the most thankless job ever. I really REALLY admire you for being a teacher. Just keep it up. You'll get through to them eventually. :) Chin up. *HUGS*

Chris * Natalie * Maya * Mason said...

awww, i'm so sorry girlie. that kind of thing really sucks. i know you're a great teacher, and that you love the kiddies. things will get better.

Heather said...

Hey, sorry you are having a bad day. You are a great teacher, and don't get discouraged!

Mom said...

Hang in there. You are a great teacher.

Jan said...

Natalie had a 2nd grade teacher that she was nervous about at first and learned to love her so much that she ended up being her favorite teacher. It just takes time for personalities to click. Hang in there - you are a great teacher and those kids are lucky to have you!

Kristi said...

Hayley! Don't beat yourself up--you are a wonderful teacher and you will have better days...do you need me to beat up some of those kids and/or parents? I will...

Holly O'Keefe said...

Give 'em something to really be scared about. Sorry you had a bad day. It will be better tomorrow.