Why is our mental health and well being not a priority?? We are held to such high standards but expected to do it all with perfection and grace and not allowed a step out of line. My principal today talked about having to speak with a teacher for taking more than 7 days off this year. We are given 10 each year and they carry over. I told him I don’t agree, we have 10 and if we need 10 we have every right to take them. This job and the students are tough and we need mental health days. He told me that if I need 10 mental health days than this profession isn’t for me. W. T. F. Thanks for the support asshole!! He also continues to give me students that he knows are difficult and then lecture me about my management. Twice today he questioned if teaching is the profession for me. I’m questioning if his profession is right for him.
I am a language teacher at a school with behavior so bad that it is NEVER quiet in my classroom. I have a class of 36 that is just impossible. They never listen and are constantly talking, watching Netflix OUT LOUD on phones, blasting music so that I can hear their headphones across the room, calling me a bitch in front of security guards (who told me they have no idea who said it! ha!), and then today when given an assessment a girl writes "This teacher don't teaching us no Spanish" on it. Though it's a selective enrollment school most of these kids have D's and F's. Kids break my stuff all the time. I am miserable. anyone else in this situation!?