But besides being professional educators, teachers are also human. And there’s often a lot more they’d like to say, but don’t. Unless, of course, they’re allowed to be completely anonymous.
When Reader’s Digest interviewed teachers from all over the country, they came up with the real list of things your child’s teacher wished you knew. A sampling:
- If we teach small children, don’t tell us that our jobs are “so cute” and that you wish you could glue and color all day long.
- I’m not a marriage counselor. At parent-teacher conferences, let’s stick to Dakota’s progress, not how your husband won’t help you around the house.
- We’re sick of standardized testing and having to “teach to the test.”
- Your child may be the center of your universe, but I have to share mine with 25 others.
- Please help us by turning off the texting feature on your child’s phone during school hours.
- Guys who dribble a ball for a couple of hours a game can make up to $20 million a year. We educate future leaders and make about $51,000 a year.
Want to hear more? Check out 20 more things your child’s teacher will never tell you. And then give us the scoop: Has your child’s teacher ever said something that surprised you?