I know! It’s been 2 months, a mighty long time. But don’t kill me. I’ve been covered in piles of paper, I’ve been swamped, I’ve died several times and been resurrected. It’s been a lot.
In case you didn’t know, I’m on vacation!!!!!! A well needed vacation I should say. It’s been a challenging and tiring year. However, I’ve grown a lot over the past year, professionally and personally. I’m not saying this just to fit in with the masses.
To all my fellow educators on break, live it up and enjoy! To those not yet on break, keep doing the fine job, your time will come!
TO THE MEAT OF THE MATTER!
After such a long hiatus, I was sort of motivated this morning to write this blog. ( I’m being honest, I legit just want to sleep.)
It all started out with a post on a familiar social media platform. I will not state what the post was about, but in essence users of the said platform blamed teachers for the incident that occurred. The usual statements of:
“MEK A DID MY PICKNEY! EVERYTHING GET MASH UP!”
“SUE DI TEACHA!”
“Oh, people follow rules and they still can’t get ahead. Smh at these teachers.”
Yeah! Let’s blame the teachers, right? After all, we are the reason why “di country a mash up.” Yes, we are the ones that make policies. We sit in boardrooms ALL day, sipping on coffee and orange juice creating 60 million unrealistic policies per day. (I’ve rolled my eyes 2 millions times.)
To be honest, I’m frustrated with all the citizens that want to always point the blame on teachers. Listen guys, we don’t make the rules, and quite frankly we’re just trying to pay bills. We merely go to work, do what we have to do and leave. If the Ministry of Education or school board has guidelines that’s it. If we don’t agree with it, we voice our opinion and hope that the opinion is not placed in file 13.
EVERY BADDI AND DEM UNCLE AND AUNTY AND MADA AND BREDDA WAH FI BLAME WE! WE NUH DO NUTINN ,WE ONLY WUK WIT DEM!
Not because you sit in a corner office and post and like all day means that you get to point fingers.
If you are not in the situation, here’s a suggestion: BE INFORMED AND NOT OPINIONATED. Get the FACTS before you use emotions to judge what you would have done. I realize that people are always quick to point out everything that is wrong in their opinion, but never place themselves in the situation.
Here’s another solution, since teacher’s are doing such a bad job, I am by no means referring to the lazy teachers, why don’t you take your kids and teach them yourself? I think that will solve so many issues, cause y’know, we don’t know what we’re doing…AT ALL. ( This is me being very angry……whoo-sah)
The point of this blog is not to anger anyone. I really just need persons to understand that there are so many things that go on that people outside of this sector will never understand. Schools make their own rules and the fact is, you just have to work with the rules until you leave. When we live with our parents we have to follow their rules. If we don’t, we know that there will be consequences. We could argue with them and tell them that they are still stuck in the stone-age, but their rules remain. School management makes the criteria/rules, why are you attacking teachers? We are only the messengers.
Just remember, place yourself in the situation before you cast a stone.