Cheryl Griggs 
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Re: “Where Have All the Teachers-in-Training Gone?

Fellow Teacher, I am so sorry that you are having such a hard time in Arizona; my heart goes out to all of you. If I am hearing you correctly, Arizona needs to do a much better job of financially supporting their teachers, and you are right. I had not heard what your state in going through, and the post did not mention that; they just bashed the profession. However, it still does not give current educators the right to tell young adults not to go into education; the profession they chose should be their own choice. Is it okay to share the frustrations and challenges you have faced? Absolutely. As a veteran, maybe you could come up with ways to communicate the challenges you are facing in a more neutral manner. Don't get me wrong, I am sure it will not be easy. You obviously love teaching; you are still in the classroom. This speaks to your professionalism, so why would you discourage novice teachers? You know what a joy it is to teach. Just prepare them, and let them choose. You too have a choices too. They may not be the best, but they are available.

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Posted by Cheryl Griggs on 03/25/2016 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Where Have All the Teachers-in-Training Gone?

I am saddened by some of the comments posted. If teachers are running down the profession and telling college students not to go into education, then who will teach the next generations of students. Being a thirty year veteran, I can say that education has gone through many changes over the years. Some years were challenging, but it did not matter. The changes have always been an attempt to help students not cause teachers stress. Education should not be about the teacher, but about the student occupying the seat in the classroom; education in a service profession. I know it is difficult in the trenches, but we have to start sharing the positives of education and why we went into the profession. If you have lost your passion for working with students, you need to find a way to rekindle that passion or leave the profession; our young teachers and students deserve it!

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Posted by Cheryl Griggs on 03/25/2016 at 2:53 PM

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