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Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by PatiencePeace, Oct 9, 2020.
I don't want to become a teacher anymore. I despise the constant shouting.
By "become" I assume you are a trainee in a difficult school?
You need to speak to your mentor.
Shouting is stressful and ineffective, but can sometimes seem like the only way of getting through.
If it's you being too shouty, try and think outside the box. What you are trying to do is not working, for what may be a whole range of reasons. In the short term you need to do something different and approach the original problem a different way.
It may be that one or two students need to have individual work, whether this is a talking to from you, someone senior, or working in solitude I can't tell.
Try to relax over the weekend. We've all shouted too much at times. Maybe your HoD or mentor can help.
Get out while you can, before you become trapped by the 38k salary....Becoming a teacher is the worse mistake I made...
I agree. Trapped by a great salary of £37.000 but you have to sell your soul to the devil for it.
I wish I dropped out when my mentor bullied me during teacher training. I can’t afford to do anything else as I would be on an entry- level salary.
And the dilemma is?
Who is shouting?
And some people make even more....
Quit and find something you look forward to doing.
Make the conscious decision to not shout. Tell your kids that you are not going to shout. Tell them why you are not going to shout, and that it is not that you are a pushover, nor is it that your standards for behaviour are any lower than your colleagues. Poor behaviour will be dealt with, swiftly, sharply and dispassionately, and it doesn't deserve the energy and effort that goes into shouting.
Then shower praise on the ones who are getting it right. Make sure you catch them, and show that you care about them doing the right thing.
It's not going to change next week, but you will be able to make a considerable difference through the drip drip drip of positivity, as well as that change in mindset.
This is excellent advice.
That's a UP3 salary.... Don't look at the amount - Look at the wear and tear on their faces. You don't serve time and climb without some consequence that no salary can compensate
Who is shouting at who?
MAYBE IF WE SHOUT WE WILL FIND OUT
Not me. The other teachers
Some people shout. Some people don't. I feel that if I shout, I lose authority, so I don't do it. But I do raise my voice occasionally. That has more effect, because it's unusual.
I'm constantly shouting these days. Still noone can hear me through my mask and visor
I remember visiting a school that had newly introduced a 'no shouting' policy. The teachers thought it was to stop the children from shouting and they were trying hard to model the behaviour. The headteacher told me it was actually introduced to stop the teachers from shouting.
As others have said there's a difference between shouting and raising one's voice. There's also a difference between shouting at a class/group and shouting at an individual.
I take it you are training. Not all schools are like this, don't leave the profession because you are not happy about the way your school operates. There are better ones out there.
Anyone at the top of the mainscale in Scotland, for example.
You may get used to the noise eventually. As a teacher, I learnt to switch off from it.