06 July 2010

The problem with teachers....

Its Ruby Tuesday once again! I'm joining Maryt and many other lovers of red today.  If you feel like you want to see "red" join the gang by clicking here!

I'm a teacher.  I'm really proud of what I do but unfortunately not everyone can understand this.  Sometimes at parties when people have had a few drinks they will repeat this famous saying: Those who can, do and those who cant teach! I keep my cool and smile along while I think to myself that it sometimes feel that the general population must think that teachers attend Clown University:
The other question I'm often asked is:  What do you make!  Depending on where you live in North America and what level you teach your salary will vary and its also dependent on many other factors.  I really like how Taylor Mali handles this question.  I'm not sure I will use his answer in future situations but I will keep it in mind! Enjoy!


I'm also following Cindi at Little Yayas. She is one of the many hostesses of Follow Me Back Tuesday.  If you want to follow her fun blog please click here!

21 comments:

  1. I have several teachers in my family tree. And I'm just as proud as they are of their profession. As you are by how I read your post! If it weren't for teachers, those who CAN wouldn't know how to talk and do!!

    Mine is: a ruby antique. Do come over for a visit if you can today. I'd love your company.

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  2. Sometimes we teachers are misunderstood! I agree! But when we can turn students around and give them hope in life, then the struggles are all worthwhile! After all, why do we really teach anyway?

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  3. Very interesting Ruby post. People who would dare to ask how much money you make are extremely rude and should be embarrassed. But, if they've had a few drinks, that isn't likely. I like Mr. Mali's response. Thanks for following me. ;)

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  4. Teachers are as close to the pulse of their country as it gets. Teachers have more immediate influence than any other profession. Thank you for all that you do! Keep on teachin' Keep on bloggin'

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  5. I wish people would be proud to say I am a teacher. I wish teachers would get more respect. I fondly remember teachers from all levels of my education.
    And yet I wish the not-so-wonderful teachers would find another line of work. Some do bring the rest of you down in reputation.
    I enjoyed the times I was allowed to be a teacher.
    Thank You

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  6. A good teacher is a gem. To hold minds and hearts....to nurture, to care for the lives and minds of our young ones...if they do this with honor and respect...
    They themselves become an extension of the family unit (in my belief). And as such...should be honored.

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  7. I am a new follower. HAPPY HAPPY TUESDAY.
    Have a great day.
    Best ,
    Cindi
    http://littleyayasandblessed.blogspot.com/

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  8. You should definitely be proud of what you do - I'm sure you do it well! :)

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  9. Oh, my! The class clown
    has outdone himself this time—
    he’s dressed as a clown!

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  10. Hello! I love your blog! I am a new follower. I hope you will stop by my blog www.livingonloveandcents.blogspot.com Check out the giveaways and great deals while you are there. Have a great day! Heather

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  11. Hello! Thanks for following me, I caught you back!

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  12. Following you back! Thanks for the follow!

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  13. Thanks for stopping by and signing up as a follower on my photo blog! I appreciate your comment. Your blog is precious! ~ Teacher's work really hard and don't get enough credit or enough money! See you again soon!

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  14. I'll tell you that teachers are rarely paid enough. In the lives of so many great and wonderful people, there was always a teacher that influenced them.
    There are students that put forth the effort to say Thank You, but most don't and just remember the job you did and how you cared for themn and others.
    As far as thew Rubyness of the clown, well, you can't get redder than a clown's nose! Great shot.
    Thanks fore coming over to my blog and making a comment on my Ruby Tuesday post. And thanks for signing on as a follower. I'll catch up one of these days and update the blogs I follow. I won't let it go to my head.

    Peace to all.

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  15. Thank you for stopping my my blog (A daily scoop of chaos) today! I am now following you back!

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  16. Thanks for visiting me and your kind comments! I love this video! I subbed for a year in our elementary schools. I can truly relate to how hard teachers work! Love your blog! I'm your newest follower too!

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  17. Following you now :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    ~Lori S.
    paisleypassions.blogspot

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  18. Such a fantastic video clip! Wish I had the guts to give that answer ;)

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  19. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am following you back!

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  20. Love it! I taught school for 33 yrs. I never understood that those who can thing. Most of them wouldn't last a week in a room with 28 little ones!

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  21. OH YES!!! I love this video :)

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