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- You Probably Shouldn’t Be a Teacher If... - September 12, 2016
You might be a high school teacher if…
1 - Your number one criteria for work clothes is that they aren’t too revealing when you stand at the board, climb on a chair to turn on the projector, bend over a students’ desk to give extra help, or jump over a fence to catch a student skipping class.
2 - You go home at night smelling of Axe cologne—because you walked through the hallway at nine A.M.
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3 - You have a bag full of ungraded work that travels with you to the car, into your house, and back to the car every night and weekend.
4 - You talk to your own kids the way that you talk to a room full of seventeen-year-olds. (Except your own kids don’t do what you ask them to.)
5 - You know all the websites with book summaries, math problem solutions, and essays for sale, and you check your own assignments against them constantly.
6 - You know how to move around a room with your back to the wall and your eyes on every student at the same time.
7 - You can follow a trail of cigarette smoke to its source from 100 meters away.
8 - You know what the most current prom dress styles are every year. And you know it by February.
10 - You know that teenagers are still forming, that their brains are not fully developed, and that even when they seem jaded and apathetic, they are all sweet and vulnerable underneath it all.