Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The 7 Sure Signs of Teacher Burnout

A Japanese teacher apologized for asking his seven-year-old students during a math lesson, "There are 18 kids. If we kill three per day,how many days will it take?"

Using dead kids in arithmetic problems----One of the 7 sure signs of 2nd grade teacher burn out.

The others, in no special order:

1) Not allowing 7 year olds bathroom breaks between 8 AM and 4 PM.
2) Making them keep their snow galoshes on all day
3) Stealing their lunch money
4) Feeding them to the classroom's pet python
5) Locking them in the classroom over the Xmas holiday
6) Conducting mock funerals for them in the classroom.