Teachers Are Out of Hand

Nicole Burkoski, Reporter

Since I was young I have always babysat children in my neighborhood. I had never had a formal job, so I decided to apply at a couple of places. One of which was Gold’s Gym where I was applying to be a children’s lifeguard.

I was nervous for the interview because I was not sure what kind of questions they would ask me. The interview went well but when they asked me if I was a genuinely happy person it caught me by surprise.

I was so focused on having experience and qualities such as being hard working that I forgot I would be dealing with people and would need to have a positive attitude. I believe this is the first question teachers should be asked when they apply to work at a school.

Coming from someone who has worked with kids before, I understand what it is like to carry the responsibility of taking care of a child. Although babysitting differs from being a teacher, there is one factor that applies to both. Attitude.

Working at a job that requires interacting with other people means you should be kind and respectful. Working at a job that requires interacting with children means your attitude effects more than your average interaction with another adult.

If one were to ask a student who their least favorite teacher is and why, not only would they be able to name more than one teacher but their reasons would be based off of the way they treat others.

At this time in our lives not only are we under stress in and out of school but we are going through so many emotional transitions that we should not have to add our teacher’s bad attitude to our list of stressors.

If a teacher is having a bad day, they should not come into school and take it out on their students. Not only is this morally wrong and indecent but some teachers have taken it a step further to let their emotions influence our grades.

I understand this makes teaching a difficult job but if your job revolves around working with people, let alone students, you carry a whole new responsibility of getting your job done, and getting it done with respect for others’ emotional well-being.