Just confirmed today why I am not cut out to teach in schools. I was swimming in the middle of a pool surrounded by school children, and what gets me was not the noise from the children but the adults shouting at them – and then I remember this is the part of my time as teaching assistant that I detest..having to raise your voice in giving command or get children to respond.
My best times were in playground, playing football, tennis, skipping ; and even the gym and sports session.
But the policing part I am no good at. All that shouting saps my energy leaving me weak.
You could say I am no good at disicpling children but that is not the case. I believe in reasoning with children not shouting and at the same time there are some children [depending on their background] that you just cannot reason with.
There were other good times though. Working with special needs children was an awesome experience!
The joy of entering a classroom with shouts of Ms Roach, Ms Roach, constantly moves me. The satisfaction of seeing them achieve something that they weren’t able to do before.
If I could minus the shouting/policing from the job then it would be perfect but I guess that’s what is needed for bringing up children and I have to put my hand up and admit to being a novice.
For now, I will cherish my time as a teaching assistant and concentrate on a more suitable vocation minus the shouting……….as this little girl avoids shouting and just wanna have fun!