Wednesday, October 28, 2015


I know, being a novice teacher, everything (literally almost every single dirty job) is going to be dumped in front of us. Lets say if any senior teachers refuse to do that, they'll pass it to us with the excuses like...

"you're still young, full of energy and excitement"
"you don't have much commitments as I do"
" this is how we learnt during our days, now it's your turn"
"go and gain as many experience, that way you'll learn"

I don't blatantly saying that we feel burdened to be the 'dustbins' for them, but sometimes there are things that need to be considered as well. If you are loading us with the workloads, please guide us how to do those things. Not simply give us everything and leave us hanging. Yes, we want to learn, but please direct us. Yes, we'll definitely make mistakes, but please teach us so we can do better next time. Some teachers really like to compare with their glorious days as if they never commit mistakes like the ones we the newly teachers have done. As if we were totally losers in terms of doing things the way they want it to be. Some novice teachers are also being condemned for not being nice towards the senior teachers. Perhaps, some of these novice teachers don't even realise that what they're doing is wrong or unacceptable, so why don't just meet them in person and tell them. Don't talk behind our backs and spread gossips around the school without us knowing any single thing about it.

Please, just because we're young, we don't have any commitments like other people. Yes, we may be still single and not having a family at the moment, but that doesn't mean we literally don't have other commitments. We still have our siblings, our parents, our relatives to visit and be taken care of. That is our commitment. All work and no fun makes Jack a dull boy. We also need our own privacy time from school work. But since almost every weekend is taken as we had to bring these kids here and there for several reasons, we have just becoming like robots.  Lifeless. Emotionless. Restless.

I am not complaining all these while but being teachers is ridiculously stressful these days. Be fair to us. Of course we want to learn to be a great teacher like other teachers, but let us explore. Guide us so we won't do it terribly. Support us if we want to try new things to improve our students. So that we love our job as teachers.