Friday, 1 November 2013

Teaching isn't a real job...

As teachers we are going to have to justify what we all know is the only profession which has the ability to change a child, a society, a country and the world. I find it ironic that even though we who have been involved in the profession and are asked to fix everything that ails society still need to work hard to feel our worth. Every time something needs to be fixed in our society the first people they think will be able to make a change is the teachers, the education system. Yet when we ask to be recognized for our contribution, no scratch that, for our building of a strong society that every member of the Saskatchewan community is benefiting suddenly we start to hear…

I would love to have a high paying job that is 5.5 hrs. a day, 5 days a week, 2 months off in the summer, spring break, etc…give me a break and get a real job that involves doing some real work.

If you are running a business and you have the opportunity to hire an ex-teacher, do so as you will find they are worldly, very capable, educated, hardworking able to make due with little resources and can change the world. If they put as much effort into your business as they do into teaching they will be the most valuable employee you will ever find. In fact ask a few people who are have hired ex-teachers I think you will find I am right.
If the work environment, respect and conditions do not improve in this contract you might find a few more teachers are looking for other employment. So snatch them up as they will make a more valuable member of your work force than some ignorant person who does not think teaching is real work.
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