There are no ifs or buts about it, teachers deal with a lot. From the kid at the back who has been asleep for fifteen minutes, to the one at the front texting under the desk, every day is a battle. Yet each July when they walk out of your classroom for the final time, you cannot help but beam with pride. Whether you are thinking of going on a course, or have been working in the industry for years, sit back and enjoy twelve of our favourite teacher problems.
The over honest child you know far too much about
Feeling like you are talking to a brick wall 99% of the time
Constantly counting down the days to the summer holiday
But still feeling like you are going to cry when it comes to saying bye to your class.
Knowing wherever you go, you are likely to bump into one of your students or their awful pushy parents.
The awkward moment when you worry a student is going to become a serial killer.
When you don’t care that he’s the President of the United States – don’t rock on your chair!
Having to pretend you are mad, when really you are impressed by your student’s wit
When you just can’t help but laugh at an innocent mistake
You are kind of used to that feeling of your brain being about to explode
Realising that you could perhaps learn a little something from your students
If you are ready to get back to the classroom and are looking for a teaching assistant course, you’re in safe hands with us. Take a look at the training options available and get ready to experience all of the above, but love every second of it.
Jane McGuire received her BA (English) from the University of Loughborough. A yoga enthusiast with a sweet tooth, in her spare time you will probably find Jane in the gym or online shopping.