“Being an art teacher looks like so much fun. I should have been an art teacher.”
Okay, I know we all signed a blood-pact to automatically and immediately express disdain towards people who say things like this to us, but I couldn’t, guys, I just couldn’t. You see, the woman who said this to me was one of our Autism teachers. I think we can all agree that Autism teachers are some of the hardest working teachers in the building, and I highly doubt they would describe much of their job as “fun”. I have the utmost respect for special education teachers. Their job is hard and very, very time consuming. So yeah, I let this one slide. And I let it slide the next time she made a similar comment.
On the other hand, a 3rd grade teacher had this to say to me today…
“I don’t know how you do it. I could never teach art… all those steps and materials. I couldn’t do it.”
Thank you! It’s not easy. Yes, it can be “fun”, but it’s not easy.
In related, I-can’t-believe-they-said-that news, our assistant principal expressed today that communication with the “specialists” needs to improve because we teach all the grades and it’s not fair for us to be left out of the loop. Or something to that affect.
What’s going on, guys? Is there a blue moon that I’m not aware of?