Friday, May 8, 2009

Seven Phases of Teaching

Maybe you have seen this, but it is dead on and I wanted to share it.

The Seven Phases of Teaching

Phase One

Phase 1

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

Phase 2

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.

Phase Three

Phase 3

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

Phase Four

Phase 4

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.

Phase Five

Phase 5

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.

Phase Six

Phase 6

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!

Phase Seven

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!