The Seven Phases of Teaching
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!Phase Two
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 have started thinking 'WHATEVER' about your principal.
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 lock 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!
You hear nothing -- Summer comes and you block all from your mind, which can only explain why you go back in the fall and start it all over again!